Clubbing together makes a difference

Specialist dementia care village, Belong Macclesfield, was the lucky benefactor of life-changing multi-sensory equipment following a successful day of charity golf, hosted and sponsored by Holmes-Naden Independent Estate Agents in Prestbury.

The pioneering equipment, called ‘Vecta Deluxe’, has allowed staff to transform any room into a therapeutic environment and provide stimulation for those unable to engage in other activities, receiving end of life care, or living with dementia, anxiety or depression. The use of the Vecta Deluxe had remarkable results when first trialled at Belong Atherton, including the case of one resident, who, previously unresponsive, is now able to hold her husband’s hand and speak his name for the first time in eight years.

To raise the funds for this remarkable equipment, Holmes-Naden hosted their first ‘Charity Golf Day’ at the prestigious Prestbury Golf Club, which saw members, local businesses, friends and colleagues club together to support the worthy cause. The day, which was rounded off with a raffle, auction and prize giving presentation, was a roaring success raising an incredible £9,500 to be divided equally between Belong Macclesfield and Alder Hey Children’s hospital in Liverpool.

Gina Titley, Belong Macclesfield’s experience coordinator, has praised Holmes-Naden for its support and generosity. She commented: “The multi-sensory equipment has already had a huge impact on those living in the village and we are extremely grateful to Holmes-Naden for organising such a wonderful event to raise the funds to purchase it.

“I would like to send our heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in the charity golf day for their tremendous support, including Prestbury Golf Club for providing such excellent facilities, they have all made our residents very happy.”

Vecta Deluxe is portable equipment that combines a bubble column, projector, fibre-optics, aromatherapy diffuser and an audio station to provide a multi-sensory experience for residents in any setting.