Exemplar Health Care’s Bennett Court, a specialist care home in South Elmsall, Pontefract, has recently organised a successful fundraising event, resulting in a remarkable donation of over £750 to Dementia UK.
Bennett Court opened its doors to the local community, hosting a vibrant and enjoyable summer fete in support of the charity. The event brought together residents, their families, and community members in a day filled with fun and fundraising.
The team at Bennett Court created an array of attractions, with visitors delighted by activities such as a tombola, hook-a-duck, and a variety of food stalls, ensuring there was something for everyone to enjoy throughout the day.
Highlights of the day included interactions with the adorable animals at The Purple Pig Company’s petting zoo and indulging in treats from ‘Val’s Ices’ to beat the summer heat.
The inspiration for the fundraiser stemmed from the invaluable experiences of Bennett Court’s dedicated staff members who provide dementia care in the specialised Lily Unit. This unit is specifically designed to support adults living with dementia, including those with early-onset dementia.
The Lily Unit, which is led by experienced dementia specialist nurses, focuses on understanding the unique needs and goals of each individual, working closely with their loved ones and local health professionals to develop tailored care plans that prioritise independence, dignity, and wellbeing.
Alison, Life Skills Coordinator at Bennett Court, said: “It was a fantastic day. The usual tombola, lucky dip, teddies, hook-a-duck, burgers, and raffle proved popular for our local community as well as our residents and colleagues. It was a real team effort from the whole Bennett Court team which was fabulous, and we’re delighted to have been able to make a much needed donation to Dementia UK!”