Staff at Moors Manor Care Home near Ringwood swapped their uniforms for costumes on National Elf Day (Friday December 3) in an effort to raise funds to help people living with dementia.
Launched by the Alzheimer’s Society and delivered direct from the North Pole, Elf Day was created to sprinkle some festive cheer on fundraising towards finding a cure for dementia. From stripy socks to head-to-toe elf outfits, anything goes – there’s snow better way to raise money to help beat dementia.
On the day, residents and staff at Moors Manor took part in an elf-themed quiz, staff have also been busy delivering mince pies to the local NHS workers to say thanks to everyone who has worked so hard to keep everyone safe and well during 2021, including the wonderful vaccination team at St Leonards Hospital.
Caroline Bacon, General Manager at Moors Manor and head elf, said: “Elf Day is always a lot of fun and we are home to some of the most unusual elves I have ever seen! We know first-hand that many people, including a good number of our residents, are living with some form of Alzheimer’s. That’s why raising money to support dementia charities is dear to our hearts and we’re always so keen to get involved. We’re proud that the money we’ve raised will go towards such a good cause. Christmas is a time for giving and we wanted to thank the NHS teams near us for the wonderful job they do.