Local football club helps new veteran care home
Dec, 15 2020
Senior citizens are a very treasured part of our community. They have lived a relatively good life and now feel ready to conclude the last portion of their lives in a care home.
But what if you were a young solider during war times. Your life would have been slightly different compared with your peer group from school. You will have experienced scars and wounds and lost several good friends along the way.
For these unique individuals a specialist care home is now going to be the first of it’s kind and a local football team have got behind the venue to help make it a success.
A poppy shirt signed by all members of the Preston North End football team is being auctioned to raise funds for Broughton House Veteran Care Village, the north west home for ex-servicemen and women.
The shirt gives a nod to midfielder Jack Baxter’s squad number (30). Bids can be submitted via email at the following address:-email@example.com
Please note:- the deadline is 12.30pm - Thursday 17th December but there is no limit on the number of bids a person can make.
Social media platforms will keep information about the bids active and the leading bidder will be notified via email.
Signed items from eleven north west clubs are also in the bidding zone which include commemorative poppy shirts.
September saw the first stage of the redevelopment of the UK’S first Veteran Care Village. This allowed a series of veterans to move into a new three-storey building which has 32 residential and nursing care beds over two floors.
Broughton House is needing a further £1.4m to secure funding for the next stage of the project.
Community and events fundraiser at Broughton House, Laura Carr spoke about the impact the donation will have on the venue,
“We are extremely grateful to Preston North End for donating the shirt for auction. It will help raise much needed funds as we transition into the UK’s first Veteran Care Village. To have the club’s support is fantastic. Our veterans really appreciate it, and we hope fans far and wide will get involved and take part in our action. All of the funds raised will be crucial in enabling us to continue our work supporting the veteran community, in particular given the challenging circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic”.
These veterans are more than just a number, they are a reflection of a by-gone era but as mentioned in the closing quote the pandemic has no doubt reminded these ones of their youth when times were tough and close contact was limited. Let us support this auction and see these people of history find a place called home.
^Alex Ashworth CCG UK Blogger