What people say

Mrs Gwen Grimley
Alexandra Care Home has such a happy atmosphere.
Ann Pringle
I have worked at Osbourne Court for about 9 years and I really enjoy my work.

Charitable Giving

Four Seasons Health Care is proud that our care homes form part of the communities around them, and we believe that being part of those communities gives us a responsibility to help where we can. This can include raising funds for causes that local communities believe in, as well as supporting the wider community by raising funds for national charities.

We also believe that encouraging our residents to maintain their links with their community forms an integral part of the care we provide.

These beliefs are reflected in our charitable giving strategy.

Macmillan Cancer Support

£15,000 since 2010

Dementia UK

£4,000 in 2012

Action on Elder Abuse

£3,500 in 2011

The main focus of our work for charities is centred around:

  • Charities that help us engage with the communities we are part of
  • Charities that provide care and support in areas that affect our residents
  • Charities that are based in areas where we have care homes and facilities

Although these areas are not an exclusive list, we wouldn't generally support charities with a political aim, individuals looking for sponsorship, charities not related to our core business, or any charity that conflicts with our ethical beliefs or committment to equality.

County Durham Community Foundation

£20,000 since 2009

Macmillan Cancer Support

Each year our care homes, facilities and support offices are encouraged to participate in the Big Coffee Morning at the end of September. We have raised over £15,000 during 2010, 2011 and 2012 for this cause.

Dementia UK

In 2012 FSHC supported the Dementia UK "Time for a Cuppa" Day in February and raised almost £4,000.

Action on Elder Abuse.

In 2010 we raised around £3500 on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

County Durham Community Foundation.

Four Seasons Health Care has a long association with the County Durham Community Foundation and has through an Endowment Fund been able to support a variety of local caused with donations of over £20,000 since 2009.

In 2013 we supported both the County Durham Stroke Club and the Barrington Bites Luncheon club in the Wear Valley.

A cheque being presented to the County Durham Stroke Club

The County Durham Stroke Club received a donation of £800 that will enable them to provide a series of qualified sports therapists to attend the Stroke Club and give massages to those that attend giving great benefits, both physical and emotional.

A cheque being presented to the Barrington Bites luncheon club

The Barrington Bites luncheon club in St John's Chapel received a donation of £600 that will help them to continue to provide the luncheon club which provides a warm gathering place for older people in the St. John's Chapel area. Attendees have a place to meet and interact with each other over a warm meal, promoting health and wellbeing as well as social interaction. The luncheon club is a vital part of helping people to maintain their independence. The club is attended by people aged between 65 and 90.

Donations in past years have been made to, Durham Indoor Bowling Association Disabled Persons Development Group, Yarm Road Women's Group, Greencroft Ladies Club, Crookhall Community Association, Chester-le-Street Club, Age UK Darlington, Easington Wednesday Club and the Wear Valley Kurling Club.

For more information about the County Durham Foundation trust please see the following link http://www.cdcf.org.uk

Local Fundraising

We support our homes at a local level in the many smaller fundraising events they may wish to promote.