The team and residents at Sanctuary Care homes across the UK were yellow but not mellow when they raised funds for charity on Cancer Prevention Fruity Friday.
Fruity Friday is an annual event arranged by the World Cancer Research Fund where people across the country pay £2 to wear yellow and add one more portion of fruit to their ‘five a day’ as a simple step to reduce the risk of developing cancer.
Sanctuary Care homes arranged an array of fruity activities to support the event. Residents and the teams at Ravenhurst Residential Care Home in Stourport, Hatfield Residential and Nursing Home in Hatfield, Shaftesbury House Residential Care Home in Ipswich, The Rosary Nursing Home in Bridgwater and Haven Residential Care Home in Pinner all dug out their brightest coloured clothing and enjoyed generous servings of exotic fruit, delicious fruit platters and healthy fruit smoothies.
At Breme Residential Care Home in Bromsgrove residents enjoyed planting strawberries to mark the occasion.
David Callan, activities leader at Hatfield, said: “We are very health conscious at Hatfield, so we thought what better way to support a charity close to all of our hearts than to enjoy a fruity Friday - we had a fabulous day.”
Carla Siwicki, activities leader at Ravenhurst, added: “It was great to see everyone dressed in bright colours so they really looked the part - and our residents swapped their puds for exotic fruit salad which they thoroughly enjoyed.”