Heathlands Residential Care Home in Pershore was transformed into a dreamy slumberland with a ‘tea-cosy’-themed fundraising pyjama party. For a £1 donation the team donned their pyjamas, dressing gowns and onesies to raise extra funds.
The home’s manager Anita Fletcher said: “Our residents really enjoyed the fun and games and of course the cake! There was a fantastic atmosphere and we were thrilled to raise nearly £80 for a very worthwhile cause.”
Meanwhile visitors to the organisation’s Ravenhurst Residential Care Home in Stourport-on-Severn were transported down the rabbit hole with a magical Mad Hatter’s tea party.
The team dressed as the weird and wonderful from Alice in Wonderland – with activities leader Carla Siwicki grinning from ear to ear as the Cheshire Cat and care assistants Terri O’Neil, Nicki Evans and Sammi Brookes as Alice, the White Rabbit and the Queen of Hearts respectively.
The home looked spectacular with stunning decorations, including beautifully hand-painted vintage cups and saucers, giant pink flamingos and a table packed with mouth-watering cakes and sweet treats.
At Basingfield Court Residential Care Home in Basingstoke, the fine china was out for a vintage tea party, with beautifully laid tables and old-fashioned tiered cake stands.
Meanwhile residents at Haven Residential Care Home in Pinner enjoyed a trip down memory lane with a 1950s themed afternoon tea, raising over £70. Cups of traditional loose-leaf tea, homemade cakes and scones were served by ‘Tea and Memories’ facilitators in traditional 1950s attire, using an authentic tea station, beautiful fine bone china and vintage tablecloths and memorabilia from the era.
The home’s activities leader Urvashi Kapur said: “Our residents loved the 1950s memorabilia and the sing-along, which took them back to days gone by. A wonderful time was had by all.”
Time for a Cuppa is Dementia UK’s annual fundraising event; a national day which brings people together to raise money for the provision of Admiral Nurses, mental health nurses who specialise in dementia care.