Legacy of Llandudno man enables the joy of independent living to flourish at colwyn bay care home

30 May 2017

Residents and staff at a tree planting ceremony for Edward RedruppThe legacy of former Lllandudno resident Edward Redrupp will be officially marked by the planting of a tree as the new service he directly funded goes from strength to strength.

Money left by Mr Redrupp in his will to Leonard Cheshire Disability, paid for a specially adapted wing to the main building at Eithinog, a care home run by the charity on the outskirts of Colwyn Bay.

The ‘Arfon’ service, which has been in operation for over seven months, enables eight disabled people to enjoy greater independence, fulfil their potential and enjoy better quality lives.

On Thursday 1 June, a tree will be planted in the grounds of the home in Edward’s honour.

‘Each person has their own needs,’ explains Nichola Bradbury, the deputy manager. ‘The thing they all have in common is that they want more control over their lives.’

David Hughes, support worker, said:

‘It’s a really nice environment for residents and staff too.

‘People living in Arfon have got really involved in cooking and shopping and getting about in the local community.

‘You can really see peoples’ independence growing.’

Kayleigh, moved in recently and says:

‘I really want to make it my home.

‘I love getting out and about when I want to, and I’ve been getting into baking, which I’d never been able to do before.’

Edward’s gift means a huge amount to the people at Eithinog. They’ll never forget him or his generosity.

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