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Dorset Care Home Residents Enter The Spirit Of Red Nose Day

Residents and care workers at Colten Care homes across Dorset had fun raising money for Comic Relief on Red Nose Day.

Activities included singalongs, raffles and even paying someone NOT to tell jokes.

At Colten Care’s Canford Chase in Poole, singer Mark Busell performed ‘Sing’ by the Carpenters with residents, as part of the Red Nose Day 2017 NAPA Challenge.

The NAPA challenge, organised by the National Activity Providers Association (NAPA), encouraged care homes across the country to take part in an intergenerational Sing a Song event at 3pm on Red Nose Day.

Whitecliffe House in Mill Street, Blandford Forum, also took part in the NAPA Challenge with Maggie Davies providing accompaniment on the organ.

Maggie’s mother-in-law Jean Keightly is a new resident at Whitecliffe House and was enjoying the many Red Nose Day-themed games and quizzes on offer.

Activities organiser Kay White, said: “It’s been really fun. We had a sweepstake and a raffle and myself and some of the other staff even dressed up in our pyjamas for the occasion, which really tickled the residents.”

At Amberwood House in Ferndown, residents joined the NAPA Challenge with the help of the energetic ukulele band the Flamin’ Ukes.

While their zany activity organiser Janet Burns was paid to NOT tell her awful jokes!

Care workers and residents at Avon Reach, Mudeford, put their best food forward for Comic Relief by holding a sponsored walk from their home to Colten Care’s Linden House in Lymington.

While at Fernhill in Longham, residents painted red noses on posters and welcomed in the community for a sing along.

And at Newstone House, Sturminster Newton, staff wearing red noses and crazy wigs also hosted members of the local community for tea, cakes and a fundraising raffle.

Jo London, Colten Care’s Activities manager, said: “Red Nose Day is always a big date in the Colten Care diary and our homes have really enjoyed this year, particularly the NAPA Sing a Song Challenge.

“We hope to have raised many hundreds of pounds for Comic Relief and the worthwhile projects it supports.”

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