A CARE home in Kidderminster welcomed in members of the community for a Mad Hatter-themed tea party to raise money for charities.

Care UK’s Brook Court in Oldnall Road held the themed tea party and cake sale for the charity initiatives Time for a Cuppa and Comic Relief.

Residents and visitors enjoyed a selection of indulgent treats specially prepared by Brook Court chefs, in exchange for a small donation which in total raised £106 for the causes.

Home manager at Brook Court, Gill Pratt, said: “Thousands of people around the UK are living with dementia, and we understand all too well how much this can affect their lives and the lives of their loved ones.

“Hosting the special Mad Hatters Tea Party provided us with a great opportunity to thank Dementia UK and the Admiral Nurses for the incredible work that they do.

"The party was great fun and we were delighted that local people and residents alike donned their hats to share a cuppa, whilst raising funds for both causes.”

2019 marks the 10th anniversary of ‘Time for a Cuppa’, previously known as ‘A Tea Party to Remember’, an initiative launched by Dementia UK which encourages individuals and organisations across the country to host tea parties in order to raise funds.

The initiative has helped funding 30 Admiral Nurses, who provide specialist dementia care and support for 6,000 people living with dementia and their families.