Charity begins at Home Instead

After winning the prize in a recent Alheimer’s fundraising event organised by owners of Home Instead, Param and Julie Toor, nurse Mandi Rogers decided to donate some of her prize to raise money for another good cause; the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Mandi Rogers works in the Children’s ward at New Cross Hospital and was thrilled to receive a beautiful plant, large box of chocolates and a bottle of champagne when she correctly guessed the name of Home Instead’s office (stuffed toy) cat “Simon” at Tettenhall Fete last week. However, she decided that her prize could make a difference to the lives of even more people and therefore decided to pass her prize along to raise money for another cause close to her heart.

Mandi commented: “I have always loved helping others, which is why I became a nurse in the first place. When I won this prize, I decided that I would use it as an opportunity to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. I was not completely selfless though as I did decide to keep the champagne to celebrate my win!”

Home Instead owner Param Toor commented: “We were thrilled that our event raised over £200 for Alzheimer’s and we just couldn’t believe our luck when we discovered that our winner had decided to donate this prize again! We are so glad that Mandi won our competition as she is such a caring a compassionate lady and really personifies what Home Instead is all about!”

Home Instead is changing the way care is delivered in the UK. Their service is tailored to the needs of individual clients and ranges from companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, post-discharge care, personal care, medication reminders, shopping and errands. The service is totally flexible to meet client needs and is available from as little as 1 hour to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For more information on joining the team or on the services provided, please call the Wolverhampton office on 01902 425988 or visit

Photo caption: (L-R) Home Instead Care Manager Kay Kennedy awards competition winner Mandi Rogers with the prize she won at a Home Instead Alzheimer's Fundraising Event. Jean Hipwood who is the chair of the Alzheimer's Society in Wolverhampton makes the presentation to Mandi who has decided to redonate some of her prize to raise money for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust.