Care home transformed into Wonderland for charity

Important date: Back, from left, staff members Sammi Brookes, Carla Siwicki and Terri O'Neil with front, residents Betty Gowen and Ruby Tansell.

Important date: Back, from left, staff members Sammi Brookes, Carla Siwicki and Terri O'Neil with front, residents Betty Gowen and Ruby Tansell. Buy this photo

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A STOURPORT care home was transformed into Wonderland for a special tea party to raise funds for Dementia UK.

Staff and residents at Ravenhurst Residential Care Home, in Lickhill Road North, dressed up as their favourite Alice in Wonderland characters to raise £60 for the charity.

Activities leader Carla Siwicki said: “It was an amazing day. There was a brilliant atmosphere with lots of laughter and smiles. Thank you to all of you who helped us to raise £60 for Dementia UK.”

The Time for a Cuppa day is Dementia UK's annual fundraising event to raise funds for Admiral Nurses, mental health nurses who specialise in Dementia Care.

Amy Cudmore, community fundraiser at Dementia UK, said: “There are an estimated 800,000 people diagnosed with dementia in the UK. This means there is a one in 7000 chance of families affected by dementia having access to an Admiral Nurse Service.

“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.”

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