The team and residents at several of Sanctuary Care’s homes donned their finest pink attire to support breast cancer charities recently.
For October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, four of the organisation’s Worcestershire homes were a sea of pink when residents, their loved ones and the teams raided their wardrobes for shades of fuchsia in return for donations to the Worcestershire Breast Unit Campaign and Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer.
Homes that took part in the event were Regent Residential Care Home in Worcester, Heathlands Residential Care Home in Pershore, Ravenhurst Residential Care Home in Stourport-on-Severn and Westmead Residential Care Home in Droitwich, all of which provide residential care and dementia care.
As well as dressing in their perfect shades – there were outrageous pink wigs, nails painted in pink and mouth-watering themed cupcakes for sale.
The events were held in support of Strictly Worcestershire 2015, a dance event taking place in May next year. The event is being supported by Sanctuary Group, Sanctuary Care’s parent company, and will also raise funds for these two local charities.
Activities leader at Regent, Abbie Prosser said: “A number of our residents have battled breast cancer and everybody knows someone who has been affected by this disease, so these are causes which are extremely close to all our hearts.”
The Worcestershire Breast Unit Campaign aims to raise £1.8 million to fund the establishment of a new, dedicated Breast Unit at Worcestershire Royal Hospital for use by women and men across the county.
Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer was established in 2000 and has raised over £1 million for the Cancer Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
Also, taking part in pink themed events in other Sanctuary Care homes across the country were the teams at Orchard House Residential Care Home in Cambridgeshire, Fernihurst Nursing Home in Exmouth and Furzehatt Residential and Nursing Home in Plymouth.