Arrowe Hall raises thousands in memory of much-loved sisters

Arrowe Hall, a supported living home in Wirral, has kick-started its festive celebrations with a Christmas Wonderland event – made all the more special by being in memory of three much-loved sisters, two of which the home supported.

The home, which delivers high-quality care to adults with complex needs, hosted a heart-warming event which included winter wonderland lights, entertainment in the form of dance performances and music, as well as gift and craft stalls, cake sales, home-cooked food and a special memory tree.

The evening was in aid of the Huntington’s Disease Association, and has already raised over £2,000 for the charity so far, with many donations still rolling in.

Huntington’s Disease is a health condition which is very close to the hearts of those at Arrowe Hall. In recent years, team members have provided exceptional end-of-life care to sisters Vicky Aspinall and Claire Unsworth who fiercely battled the disease, alongside their other sister Becky.

The three sisters’ families were in attendance, having themselves donated funds and gifts to the special evening, alongside representatives from the charity and other members of the close-knit Arrowe Hall community. The event was also especially poignant as Arrowe Hall is currently delivering specialist care to another person living with the condition.

The unique event presented a welcome opportunity to fondly remember and celebrate the lives of those who battled, and are battling, the disease, as well as to create some festive joy and memories at the start of the Christmas period.

The Christmas Wonderland was just one of many ways that Arrowe Hall, which is part of Achieve together, supports people to live happy, meaningful lives through delivering person-centred support which focuses on positive outcomes.

Home Manager, Sarah Moss

Commenting on the event, Arrowe Hall’s Home Manager Sarah Moss, said, “Our Christmas Wonderland was such a special event, and I am so proud of everyone who was involved. It was a perfect tribute to our three beautiful ladies, Vicky, Claire, and Becky, all of whom have battled so fiercely with Huntington’s disease.

“This is a cause that is incredibly close to the hearts of myself, our team, and those we feel so lucky to support. It was a great opportunity to share fond memories and make new ones.

“We would like to thank everyone who has generously donated to our fundraising efforts so far and look forward to continuing to work closely with our Arrowe Hall community on more opportunities that enable us to join together.”

Hannah Longworth, Community Fundraiser for Huntington’s Disease Association said, “We wanted to thank the home manager Sarah and the team for all their hard work and support in raising funds and awareness of Huntington’s Disease.”

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