Cementing a long term relationship with Vale House
Oxford Round Table donated £38,000 to Vale House, which helped them raise enough money to build a brand new, purpose built home in Sandford on Thames, Oxford. The money given was from people attending the annual Oxford Round Table Firework Display and bonfire at South Park.
Oxford Round Table’s donation was the final piece in a donation jigsaw. The £38,000 donation made it possible for Vale House to hit their target of £200,000 in donations, which then made it possible to have that amount matched by another charity and thereby reach an outstanding £400,000 in total.
Vale House was founded in 1990 to care for people with dementia however severe or complicated, and to support their families. Vale House is a 40-bed nursing home in Sandford on Thames that provides specialist care to the end of their lives to men and women who suffer from dementia in its severest forms.
The new Vale House building is formed in a figure of eight that surrounds two courtyard gardens of differing characters. The second floor sits only on the north side, allowing sunlight to flood into the courtyards most of the day so that residents can enjoy being outside in a safe, enclosed garden area. Residents can also walk around the corridors looking in at the garden areas and there are memory boxes for familiarisation and orientation in corridors and outside individuals’ rooms and areas to sit for quiet contemplation.
Oxford Round Table has been involved with Vale House from the very first days when it was in Botley during the early 1990’s and this latest donation keeps that string relationship between Vale House and Oxford Round Table going.
In recognition of their long connections over the years, Oxford Round Table and Vale House have had their relationship literally ‘set in stone’ with a carved stone that is installed in the garden at Vale House for residents and their families to see.
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