Staff and residents at Abbey Court care home recently staged a tea party in aid of Dementia UK and raised more than £700. The home, which is located in Lincolnshire, supports older people requiring residential care, including those living with dementia.
‘Time for a Cuppa’ is the charity’s annual national fundraiser which encourages people to get together with others over a cup of tea to raise money. The Alzheimer’s Society reports that there are over 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK today.
The staff team at Abbey Court had invited family members to join residents at the party and set up tables in the grounds so that people could socially distance. In some cases, national Coronavirus restrictions meant that they had not seen their relatives in some time, so there were some lovely reunions.
Gazebos were decorated with balloons and there were plenty of freshly baked cakes for everyone to enjoy. Priory Adult Care Chief Operating Officer, Rebekah Cresswell made a virtual appearance and chatted with some of the residents and their relatives.
Abbey Court residents and their families had a fantastic day together and raised a huge £731.20 for Dementia UK.