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HC-One Care Homes Participate In Breast Cancer Awareness Month Activities

Throughout the month of October, HC-One care homes across the UK have taken part in a number of events and activities to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month to raise money for charity and awareness of the condition.

Park House Care Home in Guisborough, Redcar, took part in a ‘Wear It Pink’ Day for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Colleagues and residents wore pink clothes and held a coffee morning which included a cake stall, a bottle tombola, ‘Guess the name of the teddy’ and ‘Guess the number of sweets in the jar’ to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Charity. Colleagues and residents also took the opportunity to raise awareness for Breast Cancer to visitors to the home and had support items, including Breast Cancer Awareness badges and wrist bands, which colleagues and visitors purchased to wear on the day.

In the afternoon, colleagues and residents enjoyed entertainment by local singer Janie St John, who also wore pink and her breast cancer pin badge. Janie performed a wonderful and varied show that had residents up dancing, clapping and singing along. Residents also enjoyed a variety of themed refreshments made by the Kitchen team, including a beautiful, iced cake with the breast cancer symbol, which the residents indulged in along with pink drinks. In total, Park House raised £278.77, which was donated to Breast Cancer UK.

Rikki Hall, Home Manager at Park House Care Home, said:
“I am incredibly proud of all of our colleagues, relatives and residents for their support and for taking part in our ‘Wear It Pink’ Day’. Everyone has a great day raising funds for such a good cause.”

At Winters Park Care Home in Penrith, Cumbria, residents, relatives and colleagues at the home took part in ‘Wear It Pink’ Day wearing pink all day and night to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The home also organised a karaoke day where residents joined in and were entertained by listening to colleagues sing along to classic songs, whilst enjoying pink cakes, biscuits and hot drinks. The home raised £120 which will be donated to Breast Cancer Now Charity.

Kate Lewis, Home Manager at Winters Park Care Home commented:
“I am extremely proud of the team at the home who got involved with ‘Wear It Pink’ Day and raised funds for such an amazing cause. I am thrilled that colleagues and residents had a fun filled day whilst also raising awareness and money for charity.”

At Augustus Court Care Home in Leeds, West Yorkshire have marked Breast Cancer Awareness Month by decorating the home to host a Breast Cancer Awareness Day event. The home was decorated with pink tablecloth and balloons, and colleagues and residents wore pink for the occasion. Refreshments were provided including cupcakes with pink icing.

Colleagues and residents had talks and discussions about Breast Cancer including how many people it effects, the age range impacted, early warning signs of Breast Cancer, treatment and prevention including mammograms which was informative and interesting for everyone who participated in the session. Colleagues and residents also took part in a Breast Cancer Awareness quiz. The day was finished off with a karaoke session in the afternoon which residents and colleagues thoroughly enjoyed.

Jo Caulfield, Deputy Home Manager at Augustus Court Care Home stated:
“Colleagues and residents really enjoyed the day, particularly the discussions about Breast Cancer, the refreshments and the karaoke. Everyone enjoyed dressing up in pink for the day and wore a pink ribbon to raise awareness. Everyone had an amazing time, and it was great to see everyone getting involved, laughing and having fun.”

 

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