Hereford & Worcester

Keys given over for Martha Trust Hereford care home

The keys are being handed over to a new home in Hereford for people with disabilities after more than £3m was raised in 11 months.

The Martha Trust charity, which cares for people with "profound intellectual and physical disabilities", will manage the 14-bed Sophie House.

Lifelong and respite care will be provided at the site from 1 October.

More than 50 organisations, including church groups and Women's Institute members, helped secure the money.

Fundraising events included coffee mornings, dinners, a picnic, a curry night and a fashion show.

Trust director Sue McBride said: "People have been so generous. Even if they're not able to give us money, they've been offering to come and help do the gardens."

Construction work started on site in September last year.

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