Rodney Appleyard, Development Manager and Stephanie Grant, Administrator from grant making trust and charity Colchester Catalyst, visited Edensor this week to present a cheque for £15,000 to fund our ‘End of Life’ Project. The vital funding will allow Edensor to have a special sensory cabin built in the beautiful gardens of their care home to give residents and their families a private, quiet and calming area where they can spend precious time together in their final days. The cabin will be known as ‘Quiet Oasis’ - a name selected by Edensor resident Angela Hodgkinson.
Sabina Mach, Edensor Service Manager said, “We are over the moon that Colchester Catalyst has funded our project to have a purpose built end of life cabin. The team know the huge difference this resource will make to our residents and their families. The ‘Quiet Oasis’ will allow residents, families and friends to spend additional time together outside the care home, in a private space dressed like a cosy bedroom with sensory lights, music and scents, where medical support can be given as necessary by our nursing staff.”
Rodney Appleyard, Colchester Catalyst Charity's Development Manager said, “In 2020 Colchester Catalyst supported Edensor’s innovative project to build a nostalgic train carriage for residents and the following year we donated towards two bespoke beach wheelchairs. We have seen what a success these two initiatives have been, so we were delighted to support its new ‘End of Life’ project. Our £15,000 donation will enable Edensor's vision of building an end of life sensory cabin to become a reality and we are looking forward to seeing the finished ‘Quiet Oasis’ and hearing about the difference it will make to residents, their families and the Edensor team.”
The ground works and base for the new 3 x 4 metre cabin will be completed in August before building begins in September.
Picture: Rodney Appleyard and Stephanie Grant from Colchester Catalyst, with Lindsey Milliken and Sabina Mach from Edensor Care Centre.