Charity Initiatives

A senior support worker at Woodbridge Lodge care home has raised £500 for St Elizabeth Hospice

A senior support worker at Woodbridge Lodge care home has raised £500 for St Elizabeth Hospice

A senior support worker at Woodbridge Lodge care home has raised £500 for St Elizabeth Hospice, in Ipswich, by having her head shaved. Lauren Broom, 26, of Tower Mill Road, Ipswich, is used to an audience as a regular performer with the Orchard Players, based in Capel St Mary, Suffolk. So she was comfortable with the large gathering of residents and staff who watched her lose her shoulder length locks in the garden of the Kingsley Healthcare home in Burkitt Road, Woodbridge.

 

Charity’s Christmas Jumper Day fundraiser

Charity’s Christmas Jumper Day fundraiser

Staff at Kingsley Healthcare’s headquarters in Clapham Road South, Lowestoft, raised nearly £70 for Save the Children by taking part in the charity’s Christmas Jumper Day fundraiser. As well as sporting a colourful array of festive jumpers, staff also wore creative hats and glasses, making a donation to the charity for the privilege.    

 

Kingsley christmas card helps disadvantaged children in Sri Lanka

Kingsley christmas card helps disadvantaged children in Sri Lanka

The picture on the front of the Christmas card is a typically bright product of a young children's imagination. However, the reassuring normality of the image coloured by Jesudasan Christina is a tribute to the success of housing and education programmes in Sri Lanka supported by the Lotus Children's Foundation. The charity, launched by Daya Thayan, CEO of Kingsley Healthcare, his wife Sumi and Kingsley colleagues after the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, initially supported youngsters orphaned and disadvantaged by the natural disaster but has gone on to raise the living standards of other children affected by civil war and social deprivation.

 

A brave little girl who has battled illness all her life had her spirits lifted sky high when she took off on a helicopter trip

A brave little girl who has battled illness all her life had her spirits lifted sky high when she took off on a helicopter trip

Lexi-May's prize trip in Daya's helicopter!  A brave little girl who has battled illness all her life had her spirits lifted sky high when she took off on a helicopter trip generously donated as an auction prize. Seven-year-old Lexi-May, who has cystic fibrosis, was waved off from Seckford Hall Hotel, Woodbridge, on a 15 minute trip that took her to Ipswich for a birds-eye view of the family home in Sorrel Close. She was joined in the air by her mum Toni Newton, 26, and five-year-old sister Amelia.

 

Kingsley CEO Daya Thayan and Sumi Thayan continued their charity work during their recent visit to Sri Lanka.

Kingsley CEO Daya Thayan and Sumi Thayan continued their charity work during their recent visit to Sri Lanka.

Kingsley CEO Daya Thayan and Sumi Thayan continued their charity work during their recent visit to Sri Lanka. More than 100 people benefited from a medical camp arranged by them at the Velummyilum Foundation. Daya and Sumi also enjoyed spending a day with children supported by their UK based charity, Lotus Children’s Foundation, at a new facility in Mullaitheevu, in the north of  Sri Lanka. Daya said: “It was a very humbling experience. The kids have gone through so much yet they are happy and making huge progress with life and study. They remain my inspiration.”      

 

Congratulations to Highcliffe cook Laura Bullock who raised more than £700 for the Alzheimer s Society

Congratulations to Highcliffe cook Laura Bullock who raised more than £700 for the Alzheimer s Society

ongratulations to Highcliffe cook Laura Bullock who raised more than £700 for the Alzheimer's Society by taking part in a Memory Walk. Laura, who has worked at the Dorset home for 23 years, travelled to the 6km event in Plymouth with her partner Rob Baker who also took part. Laura, who was sponsored by colleagues, friends and family, said: "I was inspired to take part by the people at our home who are living with dementia."

 

Kingsley’s Daya Thayan rated among top 10 CEOs in the UK for Covid response

Kingsley Healthcare Group’s Daya Thayan has been rated among the top 10 CEOs in the UK for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Company review website Glassdoor has compiled the list after analysing employee reviews to identify CEOs who have earned high…

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