The team and residents at a Sanctuary Care home in Malvern looked glitzy and glam – with a flash of pink – to raise awareness of breast cancer ahead of Strictly Worcestershire 2015.
Last week the residents at Hastings Residential Care Home, which provides residential care and dementia care, were tickled pink to raise awareness of May’s Strictly Come Dancing-themed contest and the two local fundraising appeals it is supporting - Worcestershire Breast Unit Campaign and Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer.
The home, on Barnard’s Green Road, held a themed tea dance, with everyone wearing their finest glamorous attire plus pink feather boas, headpieces and even pink wigs to raise awareness of breast cancer.
Also decked from top to toe in the perfect shades, the home was dressed with bunting galore, pink cake stands and table decorations.
Residents danced to music from across the 1940s and 50s, with vintage singer Sarah Nicholson, plus there was a mouth-watering high tea with cupcakes to follow.
Hastings’ event was held in support of Strictly Worcestershire 2015, a dance event taking place next year. The event is being supported by Sanctuary Group, Sanctuary Care’s parent company and will raise funds for these two local appeals.
Home manager Sue Milward said: “We all know someone who has battled breast cancer or has been affected by this disease, so these are appeals which are extremely close to all our hearts.
“Our residents absolutely love getting glammed up and dancing so this was the perfect way to have fun and raise awareness at the same time.”
Strictly Worcestershire 2015 will take place at the Chateau Impney in Droitwich in May 2015. The dancers, who are members of the public and dance novices, will be dressed in sequinned finery for the event, where they will go head-to-head before a panel of judges at a black tie dinner dance. Money raised at this event will go directly to the Worcestershire Breast Unit Campaign and Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer.
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.
For further information or to book tickets visit Strictly Worcestershire 2015.