Woman of Steel to unveil care home's new look
Date: 30/06/2012. Story submitted by: Lindsay McLaren
Submitted by: Lindsay McLaren
Sheffield's own 'Woman of Steel' Ruby Gascoigne will unveil the newly refurbished Broomgrove Nursing Home.
The 89 year-old, whose inspiring life story is the subject of the new 'A Woman Of Steel' book, will do the honours for Sheffield's only care home with charitable status which has successfully completed ambitious re-development plans five years early.
Broomgrove Nursing Home manager, Jill Wall, described their success in winning grants totalling £113,000 that allowed them to upgrade their main dining, sitting room and reception areas as, “the icing on the cake”.
She said: “One of the main aims of our re-development plan was to make Broomgrove the home of choice for Sheffield and the surrounding region.
“Investment priority had always been given to individual patient care and living quarters but our recent grant windfall allowed us to upgrade public areas far earlier and quicker than ever envisaged which is fantastic news."
As well as funding a facelift for the entrance and main public areas at Broomgrove Nursing Home, which is located just off Ecclesall Road, the grants have also funded the purchase of a brand new seven-seater mini-bus for residents.
Broomgrove Nursing Home is thrilled that Ruby Gascoigne, one of the four inspirational pensioners who successfully took their fight for recognition for thousands of South Yorkshire women that kept the armaments factories in operation in World War Two to the very heart of Government in 2010, has agreed to do the unveiling.
Jill Wall added: “Many of our residents lived through World War Two and have been very interested in the 'Women of Steel' campaign. They're very much looking forward to meeting Ruby and sharing their own memories of life in the city in the 1940s."
The unveiling is set to take place on Tuesday at 2pm.
Address: Broomgrove Road Sheffield S10 2LR
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