Residents at Sanctuary Care homes will be yellow but not mellow when they enjoy a fruity Friday to support cancer prevention.
Today there will be an ap-peel-ing variety of exotic fruit on offer across our homes, which provide residential care and dementia care, with the teams and residents making sure they get more than their five-a-day to raise awareness of the World Cancer Research Fund UK’s ‘Get Fruity’ campaign.
At Ravenhurst Residential Care Home in Stourport-on-Severn, there will be generous helpings of delicious fruit, including lychees, star fruit, pomegranate, kiwi and passion fruit.
Meanwhile in Worcester, the team and residents at Regent Residential Care Home will be digging out their brightest coloured clothing and sampling homemade juices. The team will each be donating £1 each to support the World Cancer Research Fund UK’s annual fundraising drive.
Regent’s manager Jemma Robinson said: “The team and residents at our home are very health conscious so we thought what better way to support a cause close to all our hearts than by enjoying a fruity Friday.
“We will be raiding our wardrobes to make sure we all look the part and swapping our afternoon cake for fruit salad to support the event.”
In London, the team and residents will be enjoying home blended smoothies at Aashna House Residential Care Home.
The tangy get-together, which is open to residents’ friends and family, will also include a group discussion to highlight the importance of eating fruit and living a healthy lifestyle.
Get Fruity events see people across the country hold fruit-themed events and activities to raise money for cancer prevention and raise awareness of the nutritional benefit of a healthy diet as a simple step to reduce the risk of developing cancer.
Scientific research shows that healthy eating, physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight can prevent about a third of all common cancers. Money raised through Get Fruity events will be used by the World Cancer Research Fund UK for its cancer prevention programmes.