Sanctuary Care is proudly sponsoring Richard Burt, 61, to hit the saddle and cycle 100 climbs in 12 days to raise £50,000 for Dementia UK and our teams up and down the country have been pulling together to show their support for the inspiring challenge too.
There were glad rags, decorations and chocolate treats galore when our teams hosted some fantastic Time for a Cuppa events this March – where all money was donated to Richard’s record-breaking challenge.
Kick-starting the fundraising mission, Sanctuary Group’s corporate services teams channelled their inner Marry Berry to raise over £500 by baking sweet treats for a tasty bake sale.
Richard, who attended the bake sale, said: “It was great to drop in! The cakes were amazing and it was great to hear they raised nearly £500 – thank you and well done to everyone.”
Joining their ‘dough’ raising efforts, our homes invited people from their local communities to themed tea parties, including…
Flower power fun
It was a day of flower power, fun and fabulous cakes at our Lake View Residential Care Home in Telford when singer Eve Whitemore dropped in, armed with an abundance of floral garlands.
Also celebrating with a similar theme was Haven Residential Care Home in Pinner, where the team and residents were dressed in their finest floral attire while took park in vase decorating.
At Heathlands Residential Care Home in Pershore, our residents crafted beautiful paper flowers to decorate their home for a spring-themed event. There was also live music spanning the 1940s and 1950s with the band The Poppy Sisters.
Vintage high tea
Meanwhile in Worcester, city MP Robin Walker dropped into Juniper House Residential Care Home in St John’s, where he took part in a vintage tea party, where visitors enjoyed an exclusive tour of the home including its brand new garden room.
In Sawston, Cambridgeshire, there were plenty of mouth-watering cakes for sale at Orchard House Residential Care Home tea party, plus the home hosted a Dementia Friends Session, which showed the small ways people in the community can make a big difference to those living with dementia
At Bartley Green Lodge Residential Care Home in Birmingham, the team were dressed from top to toe in black and white for a Lyons Tea House tea party.
St David’s Day parties
Meanwhile, lots of homes took advantage of it being St David’s Day on Tuesday 1 March, with daffodil and spring themed events, including Wantage Nursing Home in Oxfordshire, where the team and residents lovingly created beautiful daffodils out of crepe paper for the very special occasion.
Down the rabbit hole…
Elsewhere at Ashley House Residential Care Home in Bordon and Bradwell Court Residential Care Home in Congleton, the team and residents dressed as the weird and wonderful for their Alice in Wonderland-inspired events.
Ashley House resident, Vicki Barton- Hall, who is 90 years old said: “I had so much fun – I played golf with a white rabbit – and the cakes were delicious.”
Finally, the team and residents at Rowanweald Residential and Nursing Home in Harrow welcomed new and familiar faces into their homes while they donned beautiful bonnets which residents decorated especially for special occasion.
Elsie Meek, an 85-year-old Sanctuary Care resident, said: “I really enjoyed making the bonnets, especially as there were all kinds of different decoration.”
Describing what she enjoyed most about the event, fellow resident Mary Woolcott, who is 88 years old, concluded: “It was really nice seeing and talking to new faces.”
Show your support today!
For interesting updates visit his fundraising page, Cycling for Dementia, or follow Richard on Twitter or Facebook; why not show your support by tweeting a picture with the hashtag #CyclingwithRichard