‘Inspirational’ Elaine scoops national award

The staff and residents of Marchglen Care Home in Alloa were celebrating this week as popular resident Elaine Corsie scooped the ‘Resident Achievement’ award at the recent Scottish Care Awards.

Elaine has been living with Multiple Sclerosis since 1987 and won the award following the ‘inspirational’ art auction she hosted in aid of the MS Society earlier this year. Prior to moving to Marchglen due to the deterioration of her own MS, Elaine had been a successful artist and is passionate about support and research available for those with MS. She decided to auction off her own artwork to raise funds for the valuable charity, with the works including some detailed paintings of famous landmarks and a portrait of Sir Sean Connery.

The auction was well supported by the local community, raising over £1,100 in total. There was a treat for those who did attend as 5 Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders from the Clackmannan Company turned up, along with talented young piper Connor Pearson.

Marchglen Home Manager, Tanya Taylor-Smith told us:

‘Elaine is such an inspiration to us all. She understands the important role that the MS Society plays in supporting not only those with the condition, but also family and friends and she thoroughly deserves to be recognised in this way.

Everyone at Marchglen is so proud of Elaine and we look forward to celebrating with her!’

Marchglen Care Home is an innovative collection of four houses providing a range of specialist care and forming a unique community on the outskirts of Fishcross. The state of the art facility supports up to 36 people including those with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and acquired brain injuries. The home is run by the family-owned Caring Homes Group, which was founded in 1994 by mother and son team, Helena and Paul Jeffery.

Marchglen

Home Manager

Marek Tarnawski

Address

2 Gannel Hill View,
Fishcross,
Alloa,
Clackmannanshire,
FK10 3GN

Contact
0808 223 5522
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