Care company covering Buckingham and Winslow raises £500 for seniors' charity

Home Instead Milton Keynes, which provides care at home to people in the Buckingham and Winslow area, has raised £500 for the Bring Joy Foundation.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 3:17 pm
Sarah Freshwater did a 500-minute sponsored silence.

The Bring Joy Foundation, a charity dedicated to supporting and enhancing the lives of seniors across the UK, launched the fundraising campaign ‘Challenge 500’ with the aim of raising money for grants to help bring seniors together safely, either in person or virtually using connective technology.

Caregiver Helen Hayward, who owns a dog walking business, raised £65 by collecting donations from her customers.

And Home Instead Milton Keynes community engagement lead, Sarah Freshwater, did a sponsored silence for eight hours and 20 minutes (500 minutes).

Carer Helen Hayward, who owns a dog walking business, collected donations from her customers

Sarah said she hoped also to raise awareness of loneliness and other illnesses which may affect speech, such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, stroke, MS and Parkinson’s.

She said: “The fantastic outcome of the Challenge 500 fundraising campaign means the charity can carry on supporting community groups all over the UK with grants to fund activities that support wellbeing, or programmes to reduce and/or prevent isolation and loneliness.

“We would love to see the grants going back into our local community. So, if you are part of a community group or a charity who works with over 55's, please contact the Bring Joy Foundation to apply for a grant.”

To find out more about the Bring Joy Foundation and how to apply for a Bring Joy grant, call 01925 730273, email [email protected] or visit