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Avery Healthcare raise £2,635.54 for Dementia UK at March Tea Party

On March 1st, staff and residents across our care homes came together to support Dementia UK through their March Tea Party events. The cold and snow that week didn’t stop us from having plenty of fun and as a group, we have managed to raise a fantastic £2,635.54!

Our care homes really went all out to make the day special. The fun events included decorating cups and saucers, fancy dress competitions, inviting schools in to read for World Book Day, plus cupcake games for all to join in with. Everyone, from residents to staff to visitors, enjoyed a lovely afternoon chatting over cups of tea and sweet treats, agreeing that it was a huge success and that they look forward to the next occasion.

The event was held in aid of Dementia UK’s Time for a Cuppa 2018, where everyone is encouraged to come together and share a #cuppathatcounts to support and fundraise for the charity. Dementia UK helps those facing dementia through its specialist Admiral Nurses; the Avery March Tea Party helped raise vital funds for more nurses to support families living with dementia, in their local communities and through their helpline, 0800 888 6678.

Here’s Dementia UK representative, Sarah Chambers accepting the donation from MD John Strowbridge and staff at Bourn View Care Home on behalf of Avery Healthcare. Sarah said “A huge thank you to all the Avery residents and staff who took part and helped raise this incredible amount. Your help means we can provide more Admiral Nurses to families who need specialist dementia support.”

Thank you to everyone who got involved on the day and for risking the bad weather we had. We truly appreciate everyone’s efforts! Here are some of our favourite photos from the day:

Last year Avery also raised over £5,000 during Dementia Awareness Week and we will continue to help good causes throughout the year at our Big Event Days. Our next big event is National Care Home Open Day on Saturday 21st April. We want to invite everyone in our local communities to the big day, so come along and have some fun – check out our Facebook pages to see how you can get involved.

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