A staff member who works for Methodist Homes (MHA) has encouraged staff at a Stafford home to dye their hair green for Christmas. Pam Wogan works as a CapEx Surveyor and wanted to arrange a fun fundraiser to support MHA Weston and Queensway.
The home provides high-quality dementia nursing care for up to 70 residents.
Pam organised the dyeing ceremony to take place at the home and managed to convince six staff members and one resident to join her.
The final team consisted of Pam Wogan, Carolyn Watwood, Richard Parkes, Jonathan Clark , Lisa Cheers, Louisa Hunt, Kara Powell, Debbie Hancox and Gwendolyn Cull.
So far, the team have managed to raise £120.00 out of a target of £500 which will go towards the home’s amenities fund.
Speaking after the event Pam said:
“The home held events, raffles and car-boot sales raising funds for all sorts of activities to enrich the lives of the residents.
“The teams try stimulation of different senses to help the residents to live their later life well.
“I feel that Christmas is a time when we come out of our shells a bit and instinctively want to reach out and help people.
“If you can enjoy yourself at the same time then that is a bonus!
Richard Parkes, who works in Maintenance and coloured his moustache added:
“I wasn’t going to join in with this lot, but Pam twisted my arm.“I have dressed up as one or two things before, we used to have themed parties.
“In my 17 years as maintenance man at Weston and Queensway I have been superman, a hippy, scrooge, and I have dressed up in full black tie and tails before too.“The wife will be a bit surprised when she sees me, she’ll probably wonder how I got talked into it!“I feel like you have got to have a bit of a laugh now and then and anyway, some might say the green moustache is an improvement!”