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Slime cones help raise £500 for new television at Park View Care Home in Gillingham

A youngster sold hundreds of pounds worth of slimy treats so Gillingham care home residents could have a treat of their own.

Isabelle Kramer made the money by selling slime cones – the latest craze amongst children where they make their own colourful goo – and sold it for £2 a portion.

Isabelle raised over £500 to buy a TV for the residents. Picture: Andy Jones
Isabelle raised over £500 to buy a TV for the residents. Picture: Andy Jones

She then put the money towards a new television for Park View Care Home in Gillingham, where her nan Melanie Stanford works.

The home in Canterbury Street is a purpose-built facility for people living with dementia.

Staff noticed that patients enjoyed watching old films but some of them struggled to see the screen because of difficulties with their vision.

The care workers launched a fundraising campaign for a bigger television and within six days the 11-year-old had raised £260 towards it.

But she kept selling, and ended up donating more than £500.

Isabelle with the TV she donated to the home. Picture: Andy Jones
Isabelle with the TV she donated to the home. Picture: Andy Jones

The money paid for the new TV and has allowed staff, who were also fundraising, to put their money towards new sensory equipment, including a specialist light room designed to relax residents.

They have hosted cake mornings, pyjama nights and other events to raise money.

Home manager Debbie Yilmaz said: “We think it is absolutely brilliant.

“She is such a special little girl for even thinking to do something like that.

“There are not many people out there who would do something like this. She is a kind, caring little girl and we all love her.”

Isabelle's donation will allow carers to raise more money for vital sensory equipment. Picture: Andy Jones
Isabelle's donation will allow carers to raise more money for vital sensory equipment. Picture: Andy Jones

The home will be hosting film nights with the care home residents and their families.

Meanwhile, Isabelle is still selling slime cones, raising even more cash.

She also has a JustGiving page in aid of the home.

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