A Sanctuary Care home in Wantage celebrated all things Welsh of the border for their community Time for a Cuppa last week.
Making Time for a Cuppa
On St David’s Day (Wednesday 1 March), the team and residents at Wantage Nursing Home in Garston Lane were joined by members of the local community as they enjoyed a Welsh-themed tea party celebration in aid of Dementia UK.
The home, which has recently received a Good Care Quality Commission rating, was decorated in an abundance of daffodils and leeks. There was also live music from Shirley Bassey tribute act Liza Baker who appeared in this year’s ITV’s The Voice and a variety of themed-cuisine to enjoy.
Welsh music and food
83-year-old resident Sheila Penney (pictured) said: “The music was fantastic, I requested songs and she sung them beautifully.”
Fellow resident Jean Street (also pictured), who is 88 years old agreed: “She sounded just like her and looked the part as well. I also enjoyed all the Welsh food, was a lovely day.”
Supporting a charity close to everyone’s hearts
The Sanctuary Care home’s activities assistant Wendy Pill said: “Every year we celebrate Dementia UK’s Time for a Cuppa as it’s a charity so close to our hearts and this year was quite the celebration – there were lots of smiles, laughter, great food and fantastic music - and of course we did our bit for a worthwhile charity.”
About Time for a Cuppa
Time for a Cuppa is Dementia UK’s annual fundraising event; a national day which brings people together over a cuppa to raise money which the charity uses to fund Admiral Nurses, specialist dementia nurses who provide care, advice and support to families living with dementia.