Sanctuary Care is supporting Comic Relief up and down the country today with the charity’s annual fundraising drive – whether it’s dressing down fun or baking competitions, the team and residents are pulling out all the stops to make their Red Nose Day mark.
The Rosary Nursing Home host cake competition
The team and residents will be feeling the flour power today when they host a baking competition in exchange for donations to the BBC charity.
Everyone is taking part
Competitive spirit will be stirring throughout the home as cake making stations, decked with flour, eggs, icing and crimson decorations, will be situated on every floor of the home.
Home manger to judge
In Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood style, the ‘chefs’ will ‘kneed’ to bake and decorate their cake within the nail biting 120 minute timeframe before the home’s manager, Lyn Taylor comes round to judge the entries on taste and appearance.
Lyn said: “We can’t wait for our Great British Bake Off – we love the programme, so bringing a slice of the excitement to The Rosary seems the perfect way to support Comic Relief.
“It’s going to be interesting to see what wonderful creations everyone will bake but more importantly tasting them.”
Bad hair and pyjamas fun at Orchard House
The team at Orchard House Residential Care Home in Sawston will be donning their comfiest pyjamas while rocking bad hair to help raise money for Comic Relief.
Throughout the day the home will be a vision of onesies, striped pyjamas and back-combed hair as the team dress head-to-toe in their cosiest nightwear.
The home’s activities leader Megan Eusden will also be supporting the fundraising drive by taking part in a sponsored silence.
Megan will be busy carrying out her day-to-day duties – but will only communicate using gestures, signs and writing.
Megan said: “I jumped at the chance to support Comic Relief – it’s a very special charity to me. To help Orchard House in their fundraising efforts I knew I wanted to do something extra and that’s when the sponsored silence idea came up.
Support deaf and blind people in the country
“My sponsored silence is not only increasing the amount of donations Orchard House will be raising but also highlights the difficulty of communication for people who are impaired.
“Deaf and blind people struggle every day and I know Comic Relief support people with visual and hearing impairments through a number of projects, so this seemed the right thing to do.”
About Comic Relief
Comic Relief is an annual fundraising drive by the BBC, which encourages communities across the country to get together and take part in fun activities and fancy dress to raise money and awareness for the charity.