The team and residents at a Sanctuary Care home in Iffley celebrated a recent award shortlisting – and donated £500 to the Alzheimer’s Society – at their magical ‘Mad Hatter’ themed tea party.
Residents and the team at Iffley Residential and Nursing Home were joined by a representative from the Alzheimer’s Society for a wonderful Alice in Wonderland themed afternoon tea. Residents donned their finest hats for the occasion and local entertainer Alasdair du Voil dropped by as the Mad Hatter himself.
The event was held to celebrate the care home being shortlisted as a finalist in the 2014 Pinders Healthcare Design Awards. The judging panel from Pinders visited recently and presented the care home’s team with a cheque for £500 to go to their nominated charity. Iffley chose the Alzheimer’s Society and were delighted to present the cheque to Jeannie Pyle, a Support Services Manager at the charity, at the tea-riffic event.
Pamela Harper, the home’s manager, said: “We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards as Iffley is such a wonderful home for our residents and it’s lovely for that to be officially recognised.
“Many of our residents live with Alzheimer’s so the Alzheimer’s Society is a charity very close to all of our hearts here. We wanted to celebrate our shortlisting and make a bit of an occasion out of donating the £500 to them, so thought what better way than to enjoy a Mad Hatters’ tea party with some delicious food and wonderful entertainment.”