ONE of the adult homes at Mirfield’s Hollybank Trust is filled with music thanks to a donation from a benefactor.
A woman from North Yorkshire bought a new piano and wanted to give her old one to a good home.
A friend suggested Hollybank Trust and the instrument was delivered to Willow Court.
The woman, who does not want to be named, said: “I am glad to hear it is being enjoyed already.
“I asked my fellow choir members if they knew of anyone who would like to have a piano and was told Hollybank would make good use of it.
“I hope the piano gives many years of enjoyment and happiness as it has done for me.”
Willow Court is Hollybank’s biggest adult home, housing 17 people with profound and multiple needs in three adjoining bungalows.
Last year it was registered as a care home with nursing support so that the trust’s most medically-dependent residents can continue living at Hollybank with their friends.
All the residents love the piano, but two of them, Robert and Chris, play more than most.
Nurse Stephen Howell said: “Robert and Chris would happily play all day.
“They enjoy the sensory feedback they get from it. It’s a great thing to have for them here.”
Hollybank’s corporate fundraiser Suzanne Barton said: “It is wonderful that we have friends and supporters as generous as this lady who think of us when they have an item of value available.
“It will really enhance the lives of the residents of Willow Court, particularly the musicians among them.”