Melmount Manor Care Home Resident, Jack Britton wins Alzheimer’s Society Art Competition.
As part of Volunteer’s week, Alzheimer’s Society ran an art competition throughout a number of their cafes in Northern Ireland. The winning artwork was created by Jack Britton a resident at Melmount Manor Care Home, Strabane.
Jack’s winning creation became the cover of a card to say thank you to the volunteers of Alzheimer’s Society. Every volunteer in Northern Ireland will receive the card displaying Jack’s design which also includes a special poem as a thank you to volunteers…”I rely on you each step of the way. You are my core, My friend every day”. All of the artwork was also displayed as part of an Art Exhibition that ran in the Ulster Hall, Belfast from 5th to 26th May 2016.
In his own way, Jack played a small but very encouraging part in supporting the work that volunteers at the Alzheimer’s Society do. Alzheimer’s Society volunteers are involved in so much of the operational functions of the charity such as campaigning, fundraising, research and services. Opportunities to volunteer are open to all and available in your local area. To find out more about the different roles in volunteering you can get in touch by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0845 504 9300.
Melmount Manor Care Home in Strabane, is one of 7 care facilities managed by Larchwood Care (NI) Ltd, an independent health care provider in Northern Ireland. Larchwood Care (NI) Ltd is part of the Care Circle Group with a total of 12 homes spread throughout the province. Many of the Group care centres offer Elderly Mentally Infirm units where some clients may be living with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. We are delighted that Jack Britton, resident at Melmount Manor Care Home has helped to raise awareness of this illness in such a positive way which in turn may be of benefit to some of his fellow residents at Melmount Manor Care Home.
Well done Jack!