Pilton House making memories thanks to Community Fund win
RGB Building Supplies has announced that Pilton House is the latest beneficiary of their Well Built Community Fund. The residential home will be receiving £1,000 worth of materials from RGB’s Barnstaple branch to help them create a memory lane corridor.
In January, the builder’s merchant asked care and nursing homes across the region to get in contact and tell them how they could help with a project. RGB was inundated with nominations and, after lengthy discussions, Pilton House was chosen to receive the donation of materials.
Pilton House specialises in dementia care and is home to 27 residents. They recently created a 1960s themed reminiscence room, which brings positive therapeutic benefits for those living with advanced dementia. The donation of £1,000 of building materials from RGB will now enable them to add a memory lane corridor. The corridor will be decorated in themes chosen by the residents, as personalising areas helps promote independent living and reduce stress and anxiety.
Roxanne Farkas, care manager at Pilton House, said: “Developing our environment to reflect the emotional needs of our residents is paramount, however, as a charity we find our plans are often delayed because we rely on donations, fundraising and grant opportunities. We would like to say a big thank you to RGB Building Supplies for choosing us as a winner of the Community Fund and helping our residents to feel ‘at home’.”
Lee Kift, branch manager at RGB Barnstaple, said: “The memory lane corridor sounds like a great idea that will really benefit the residents of Pilton House and we’re delighted to donate £1,000 worth of materials to enable them to complete it. We look forward to seeing the end result.”
More information about the Community Fund is available from RGB’s website – www.rgbltd.co.uk.
(from a press release)
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