Most of the residents at The ExtraCare Charitable Trust's scheme
took part in a recent Clear Clutter Week and the donations have now
gone to the Trust's shop which raises cash to pay for events and
activities at the Charity's 28 villages and schemes.
According to Imperial's Activities Coordinator Ray Fortuin, most
of the residents living in the 41 flats produced useful items for
the shop, including clothing, pictures, books, DVDs, lamp shades
and even a nest of tables. "In fact, there were so many items we
needed a van to deliver them to the shop," he reports.
Shop volunteer Linda Walker, who inspected the produce, says it
all looks saleable, particularly the electrical goods.
The nest of tables was given by resident Ruby Waterer (84) who
also produced two bags of clothes, cutlery, mugs as well as other
And Christine Kirk (85) reports that she produced two bags of
men's clothing because her husband Peter (88) has lost a lot of
weight and everything is now too big for him, and one bag of her
clothing because in her case she has put on some weight!
Christine says the idea of the Clutter Week was brilliant and
everyone, including ExtraCare residents, will benefit at the end of
Jack Howard (88) was just as keen. A widower, he sorted out a
large box of DVDs, a printer and accessories and lots of
hard-backed books. "I've always supported the shop and now the shop
supports us," he says.
Picture: Surrounded by 'clutter' are, front
left, shop volunteer Linda Walker, front right, Team Leader
Coach Kelly Mayes, looking on from left, Activities Coordinator Ray
Fortuin, Well-being Adviser Marion Grey, residents Ruby Waterer,
Robert Fensome, Christine Kirk and David Howard.
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