Launching our very first fundraising initiative in over 20 years, “Sculpture at Laura Fergusson”, was held in the grounds of our residential home, on 16 and 17 October 2020. As well as displaying sculptures from local artists, and catering from our social enterprise, Can Do Catering, we were able to invite members of the community to come and have a look at what we do and showcase our grounds. Our residents were thrilled to be part of the open day, showing people around and pointing out their favourite sculptures.
The opening night saw a flurry of sculpture purchases and we were blown away by the local support of our artists and the Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust. We cannot thank our supporters enough.
The proceeds of this event have already directly benefited our residents with the instalment of fibre internet at our residential home.
Both residents and staff now have consistent access to the internet at high speed. Our residents now have much improved Wi-Fi, giving them the opportunity to develop connections with fellow residents through the use of internet games and other forms of entertainment. They are also developing their personal technological usage through the higher quality of internet now available.
Resident Trish can now play scrabble online and Zoom family members without fear of disruptions to the internet
Our staff have also positively benefited as the time to upload resident’s data has been minimised, prompting them to spend more time with residents than working behind a desk. The upgrade would prove extremely useful if another COVID lockdown were to occur, allowing residents unlimited forms of online engagement such as games, video-calling family and friends or catching up on the news at high speed.
We would like to thank our generous sponsors Mortlock McCormack Law, Paul Duggan and Associates Limited and Mediaworks for making this event possible to improve the welfare of our rehabilitation centre for our residents and staff.