A cat named Sausage!

DAISY Nook Care Home has received a robotic cat from Tameside Rotary, whose vice president and president elect Angela Robbins delivered the latest addition.

The robotic cats have been a popular and welcome gift to care homes in Tameside. The cats are so soft and move and purr and meow to the sound of your voice and touch giving dementia patients comfort and company.

Sue Greenwood, daughter of a resident, asked Tameside Rotary if it was for possible Daisy Nook Care Home to receive a cat as she had seen Rotary’s fundraising for its robotic cat campaign.

Manager Tracey Denton said they have 37 residents in the home and one has a cat at home called Sausage!

Angela asked if that was going to be the name of the robotic cat, to which Tracey replied: “Yes, why not?”

Although they need all the additional help they can get, Daisy Nook Care Home is also very good at raising funds.

Lindsey Chalmers has organised raffles for the residents’ families during Covid and raised an amazing £6,000.

• If you would like to donate so that more dementia homes in Tameside can receive a cat, go online to justgiving.com/campaign/catcompanions

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