Newtownabbey team spirit delivers amazing iCare Wish for local man

Demonstrating the complete strength, resilience, and commitment that their frontline role requires, three HCIL care assistants in Newtownabbey were not going let a global pandemic stop them from delivering an iCare Wish to one of their much-loved clients.

Care assistants Demi, Amanda and Kelly led a fantastic fundraising campaign amongst their colleagues, family, friends, and local community to grant an iCare Wish for Joe - a bespoke, hand painted wall mural by a local artist and a new smart TV.

Speaking about the iCare Wish Demi said, “Joe is such a positive, inspiring man with a great personality and quick wit. He spends a lot of time in his bedroom, especially during this time and we knew that with a little help from iCare we could create a real sanctuary that he will love spending time in. Initially our plan was to be able to pay for a bespoke wall mural but thanks to iCare’s match funding, we were able to purchase a brand new smart tv to complete the bedroom.”

Joe said, “I’m so thankful to my carers for arranging this iCare wish and for their fundraising efforts. Thanks to their kindness I have been able to design and customise my own wall mural, which has been such a welcome project and distraction during this pandemic.”

Janine Smalls, iCare co-founder said, “When the Newtownabbey team, led by Demi came to us with their fundraising idea for Joe we were absolutely thrilled to support them. Spreading kindness is a fundamental part of iCare and we couldn’t be more proud of the team.”

** Photos taken in February 2020

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