The Purrfect Christmas Present for Brampton Manor

Residents at Brampton Manor Care Home in Newmarket were treated to an early Christmas present of two Therapy Cats.

The generous donation by the family of a previous resident who are also members of the Newmarket Rotary Club have delighted residents and team a-like by their realism and unrivalled cuteness.

Newmarket Rotary had earlier in the year held a fundraising gala dinner to raise money and awareness of the therapy cats and their benefits for those living with dementia and as a thank you to Brampton Manor, have generously donated two cats to the home.

Newmarket Rotary were able to raise £7,000.00 through their fundraising efforts and will be distributing the Therapy Cats to local charities and organisations around the Newmarket area.

People living with dementia can become agitated, anxious and frustrated. Research has shown that an effective, drug free way to soothe and ease a person living with dementia is to support them with a therapy pet they can interact with.

The dementia robotic cat is sold by an American company, and it has shown to provide comfort for people living with dementia. They purr, meow and move just like a real pet cat. It also responds to touch when its petted and hugged.  These robotic cats supply the same known benefits of having a pet. In some cases, the cat can provoke nurturing and caring memories helping with loneliness and isolation.

Zoe Kirk, home manager said “It was a pleasure to support the Rotary Club in their fundraising for these therapy cats, as a sensory tool they are ideal for the ladies and gentlemen at Brampton Manor who are living with Dementia, and I am very grateful for the generous donation”

Brampton Manor in the heart of Newmarket offers person centred care for those living with Dementia all within a purpose built, sociable environment promoting residents’ wellbeing.

To learn more about Brampton Manor, visit our website: or call 01638 598 827.

Picture: Home manager, Zoe Kirk and Rotarian and Previous Resident Family member, David Tysoe.