Colchester-based care home and homecare operator Healthcare Homes is delighted to have been able to donate almost £5k to The Rob George Foundation.
The donation was raised at the company’s offices in Ardleigh thanks to Chief Executive Officer Gordon Cochrane who asked his friends, family, and colleagues not to buy him a gift for his 60th birthday, but instead to make a donation to the foundation.
Gordon told us: “When I was planning my 60th birthday I didn’t want gifts, so a charity donation seemed a great thing to do and The Rob George Foundation is one which is close to all our hearts at Healthcare Homes, and a charity we regularly support by taking part in fundraising walks and treks, so I was delighted to support Philip and the RGF team in the great work they continue to do.”
Philip George, Rob’s father, and chairman of the RGF said: “Our average grant is around £600 so thanks to Gordon, his family, and the team at Healthcare Homes we will be able to help another seven or eight young people. This is a really generous donation, which truly helps us to achieve our aim of ‘Making a difference, one individual at a time’ which is just what Rob wanted.”
Founded in 2005, Healthcare Homes has 48 high quality residential, nursing and specialist care homes located across the East and South of England as well as 11 homecare branches across the south and east of the UK. The company has recently been named in the Top 20 care home groups for the seventh year in a row by independent review website carehome.co.uk and is a shortlisted finalist for Care Home Group of the year in the National Care Awards.
To find out more about Healthcare Homes visit their website: www.healthcarehomes.co.uk