The teams and residents at Sanctuary Care homes across the country enjoyed an array of activities when they raised money for the British Heart Foundation.
Wear it Beat it fundraiser
Wear it Beat it encourages communities across the country to get together and take part in red-themed activities and fancy dress to raise awareness and vital funds for the charity. Over 10 Sanctuary Care homes participated on the day.
Residents and staff at Regent Residential Care Home raided their wardrobes for their finest crimson attire, as well as painting red hearts on their faces to make sure everyone looked the part.
Similar festivities were sported at Hawthorn Green Residential and Nursing Home where residents and the team welcomed their neighbours and loved ones to join them for a red-themed raffle which was jam-packed with interesting prizes – all donated from the local community.
Meanwhile, residents and the team at Meadows House Residential and Nursing Home baked delicious cupcakes decorated with red icing and adornments in line with the fundraising occasion. While also offering red-themed beauty treatments to visitors, including red nails manicures.
Activities leader at Regent Resident Care Home, Bridie Gray, said: “We were all really looking forward to supporting such a worthwhile charity and welcoming new and familiar faces from the local community along at the same time.”
Doreen Hall at Meadows House Residential and Nursing Home, added: “The British Heart Foundation is a charity which is so close to many of our residents’ hearts, so we are thrilled that so many of us show their support by ramping up the red.”
Fighting for every heartbeat
By taking part in Wear It Beat It Sanctuary Care will be help the British Heart Foundation fight for every heartbeat as it helps to save and improve the lives of all those who live with life-threatening heart problems and conditions, through pioneering research, vital information and patient care.