There was an abundance of fun and fund-raising today when Sanctuary Care homes up and down the country throw open the doors for Red Nose Day.
Visitors to the home enjoyed a slice of something nice and a drink in return for a small donation, plus there was live music.
Resident Beryl Ireland, aged 84 said: “We are putting the fun into fundraising – I think it is a really nice idea.”
Meanwhile in Chelmsford, the team and residents at Lyons Court Residential Care Home in Canvey Walk also joined people across the country to do something funny for the national fundraising drive.
The team and residents showed their support by donning bright red noses and dressing in red attire during their celebration, where there were fabulous cakes and live music to enjoy.
93-year-old resident Jack Quinlon said: “It’s a wonderful day, all the music made me feel very happy.”
The Sanctuary Care home’s activities leader Natalie Csizmazia concluded: “We are so pleased we did our bit for Red Nose Day, the charity carries out fantastic work in the UK and Africa and the team and residents wanted to support this.”
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.