Olympic skating gold medallists Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean made an appearance at Radford Care Group today (10 April) to support the group’s efforts to raise money for its new care facility.
The visit helped to raise the profile of the project as the duo signed autographs and posed for photos with attendees. The former world and European ice skating champions agreed to become patrons of the care group in 2017, with this marking their first visit to the Radford facility.
CEO of Radford Care Group, Jill Davies said “It was amazing to see our patrons Torvill and Dean interact with those who value our services the most and witness first-hand why the new care facility is so important. We look forward to welcoming them both when the development is completed.”
Radford Care Group helps to create a safe environment for older people to socialise and build friendships later on in life. The development will provide the team with a greater amount of resources and improve the services that are currently available. Upon completion of the new building, the care group will be seeking more full time staff to cater for the increase in numbers.
Jill added “The visit really harnessed public interest and will help to secure the rest of the support and funding we need for the development. It was a day enjoyed by all of those involved. The attendees here at the care group really did enjoy seeing them, especially as so many of them remember there famous gold medal winning dance in 1984.”
The £1.3 million project is being delivered by a number of local partners, including architects CPMG and global property consultancy Gleeds. The development is coinciding with the charity’s 50th year anniversary, where the charity will be holding a party in the summer to celebrate with its
members and associates.