Faces Go Funny For Money As Colten Care Supports Red Nose Day

Colten Care Red Nose DayTeam members and residents at care homes run by family-owned Colten Care have done their bit for Red Nose Day.

Seven homes in Hampshire and Dorset held events in aid of the Comic Relief charity appeal with activities including a Mad Hatter’s tea party, Red Head Day, talent show, face painting and fitness challenge.

At Belmore Lodge in Lymington, colleagues donned wigs, red noses and face decorations all day while at Amberwood House in Ferndown team members dressed up for a talent show.

Canford Chase in Poole marked Comic Relief with a record-breaking Tommy Cooper impersonator who performed a one-hour show.

Clive Greenaway recently entered the Guinness Book of Records after managing to tell 26 jokes in a minute, smashing the previous record of 21.

Guests attending a Mad Hatter’s tea party at Avon Cliff in Bournemouth wore silly hats while face painting sessions took place at The Aldbury in Poole and Newstone House in Sturminster Newton.

Staff at Avon Reach in Mudeford opted for a sponsored walk from the home to Bournemouth Pier, a distance of seven miles.

Launched in 1988, Red Nose Day is a fundraising initiative held every two years in aid of millions of disadvantaged people in the UK and across Africa.

Colten Care Activities Manager Jo London said: “We don’t need much excuse to dress up but more importantly we are just delighted to get involved and support such a fantastic cause. It’s all about giving vulnerable and disadvantaged people the chance of a better future.”