Fundraising success for residents at Reginald Mitchell Court

Thursday 14th July 2022

Reg Mitch Court Defib

Fundraising success for Reginald Mitchell Court residents

Residents at our Retirement Living Sheltered Scheme, Reginal Mitchell Court have successfully raised money to install a defibrillator at the scheme.

Reginald Mitchell Court is a 118-property Retirement Living scheme located in the Potteries, in the vibrant City of Stoke-on-Trent.

Fund raising for the defibrillator started back in February 2022 where our residents started to plan activities as to how they would raise the much-needed funds. Once decided, residents started to run their funding campaign through afternoon teas – already a much-loved activity for our residents, cake sales, raffles and more.

West Midlands Ambulance service have also been invited to visit the scheme to come and explain to our residents about the importance of this life saving equipment and give a demonstration on how to use this.

Ann Burton who organised most of the fundraising said “The idea came from discussions In the communal lounge about what a good idea it would be to have one on site. We decided to raise the money by fundraising and began to organise events straightaway.

All residents have participated in one way or another and as a community we have succeeded. Not only have we raised enough for the purchase but we have money spare for when the items need replacing”

Danielle Degg, Scheme officer at Reginald Mitchell Court said “I’m so proud of their determination and hard work that they have put into this, there is such a lovely community feel around the scheme - it’s refreshing.

They have not only managed to purchase the defibrillator at a cost of £2,200 but they have a separate fund now to be able to purchase batteries and pads when they are needed in the future.”