STOURPORT care home staff will be dressing as mad as hatters for an Alice in Wonderland-themed tea party.

The Time for a Cuppa event will be held at Ravenhurst Residential Care Home, in Lickhill Road North, to raise funds for Dementia UK on Wednesday from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

The team will be dressing as the weird and wonderful characters of 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.

Lead carers Natalie Emms and Shirley Evans will also be taking on Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

The home will be decorated with hand-painted vintage cups and saucers, giant pink flamingos and a table packed with cakes and sweet treats.

There will also be fun and games with a giant chess set and an egg and spoon race.

The home’s manager David Armstrong said: “The team here love to dress up so we are thrilled to be having fun and raising money for such a fantastic cause at the same time.

"Do come along and join us for a cuppa and cake to support our fundraising efforts.”

Time for a Cuppa is Dementia UK’s annual fundraising event which raises money for the provision of Admiral nurses, who specialise in dementia care.

Amy Cudmore, community fundraiser at Dementia UK, said: “Admiral nurses provide invaluable support to families to help them in their caring role but more of these specialist dementia nurses are needed.

"Money raised from Time for a Cuppa parties will help Dementia UK to expand and develop more Admiral Nurse services to reach more families affected by dementia across the country.”

This event has been funded by the MoneyBox Fund at Sanctuary Group, Sanctuary Care’s parent company, who own the care home.