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Sponsored walk…

A residents’ sponsored walk at Manor Lodge raised £1,177 for the daughter of staff member Jemma Newton...

Jemma has worked at Manor Lodge for over 12 years. Her daughter Amelia, aged 2, was born with spina bifida, meaning she is in a wheelchair, however this doesn’t stop Amelia from living life to the full. Amelia is a regular visitor to the home, so the staff and residents decided to do something to help. A sponsored walk was arranged to take place in the garden.  Staff and residents dressed up for the occasion resulting in a fun day for all who took part.

The money raised will pay for an electric car to allow two-year-old Amelia to interact with the other children at her nursery during their outdoor play time. It will also help to pay for some sensory equipment to enhance her development.

Eileen O’Neill, manager at Manor Lodge, said: “It was a fun day, we all dressed up, the residents braved the weather and they achieved some incredible distances.”

Local companies who sponsored the event included Exmouth Round Table, Exmouth Windows, Sykes Insurance, Exe Sailing Club and former town clerk John Wokersien, who all donated towards Amelia’s new equipment.


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