Residents and members of the team at Marlow-based care home, Sir Aubrey Ward House, welcomed professionals from global pharmaceutical company, Allergan, who rolled up their sleeves to help tidy the gardens and spend time with residents.
Sir Aubrey Ward House was chosen by Allergan as it is a well-known charity in the local community, offering person-centred care for older people and those living with dementia.
Members of Allergan’s International Strategic Marketing team for Eyecare made up the team for the ‘activity day’ and were keen to make a valuable contribution, from tidying up the garden to going on a walk with residents.
As a healthcare operator, Allergan is committed to serving the needs of the local community and getting actively involved with initiatives that improve health and wellbeing. Equally, Sir Aubrey Ward House values the contribution that is made by volunteers from the corporate sector and welcomes the opportunity to strengthen these relationships within the community.
Ceri Clarke, Activity Coordinator at Sir Aubrey Ward House, said:
“We thoroughly enjoyed meeting the team from Allergan and were really grateful to them for working their magic in the garden and taking time to get to know residents. The team from Allergan not only made a difference to the garden but also brought passion and energy, which was great to see.”
Gerry Muhle, Vice President of International Strategic Marketing, Ophthalmology, at Allergan added:
“The team is delighted and proud to support the incredible work carried out by Sir Aubrey Ward House. Working in the healthcare environment, we are well aware that dementia knows no social, economic, ethnic or geographical boundaries. Furthermore, we understand the impact this can have on the lives of people living with dementia, as well as their family and friends. We hope our efforts help to make a positive difference to both residents and employees at Sir Aubrey Ward House.”