Wellington-based dementia care home Camelot House and Lodge has contributed over £130 to their local hospice’s autumn fundraising campaign after a ‘Wear it yellow’ day that saw the whole home drenched in sunshine colours and a range of fun money-making activities laid on.
The home’s activities team brainstormed ways to embrace the yellow theme and started off by decorating throughout with yellow bunting, yellow helium balloons and pictures of sunflowers.
Progressing the colourful theme, staff and residents donned outfits in sunny colours, including an eye-catching banana-suit that was sported by Richard Dempslake, the activities co-ordinator.
“We organised two distinct activities, giving residents a choice between doing arts and crafts – painting or using chalks on templates of sunflowers – or decorating cakes with a vibrant lemon buttercream.
“And we always make try to include some musical interest, so we did a special playlist for the day, including Mellow Yellow, The Beatles’ We all live in a yellow submarine, the Banana Boat Song, Abba’s Honey Honey and – of course – Tie a yellow ribbon on the old oak tree.
“Most of the fundraising was done through a bake sale, with a huge range of yummy cakes contributed by staff, families and friends, and we also collected donations from those who wanted to take part.
“St Margaret’s Hospice does amazing work for people in Somerset who need end-of-life care and we were pleased to make a contribution to support them.”