A GROUP of women have held a fundraising event in memory of a care home resident who recently passed away.

The swish event at Adams House, in Elderslie, involved people donating clothes for others to purchase, with all proceeds going towards enhancing the lives of residents who are living with dementia.

On top of browsing the pre-loved items, guests were also invited to enjoy an afternoon tea and raffle.

One of the women who helped to organise the event convinced her employers at banking giant Santander to match the first £500 made.

And that helped to boost the fundraising total to £2,600, which will be used to meet the costs of a ‘Swish for a Wish’ initiative at Adams House that will see each resident granted an individual wish.

Care worker Rachel McBeth said: “The amount raised was fantastic and it’s a great idea to give each resident something back in return.

“I have already spoken to a few of the residents and one lady would like to use her money to help children in need. Another would just like a day at the beach. It is nice because, usually, money raised goes towards group activities but this is more personal and honours their individual wants and needs.”

The fundraisers’ kindness continued to shine through after the event, as they donated all leftover clothing to the Cancer Research shop in Linwood.