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Westlake House Care home staff and residents enjoy fundraising day for Children in Need

Westlake care home organised a day of fun fundraising to boost the amount raised for Children in Need.

Staff and residents from Barchester’s care home in Pondtail Road held a fancy dressing up day in aid of the Children in need charity on 17 November. General Manager, Elizabeth Higson said: “We held a similar event last year, which was really successful. Everyone had so much fun, whilst raising money for such a worthy cause, that we wanted to do it again – but raise more money.

“Our residents really enjoy contributing to national events and they feel very passionate about care for children.

“We put a lot of emphasis on organising events like this, because meaningful activities are not just fun, but help the residents’ physical and mental well-being.

“We’re already preparing for our forthcoming events, which are Horsham Harmony Choir on 7th December, Slinfold Brass Band on 11th December, and Christmas Pantomime on 12th December and Christmas Jumper Day on 13th December.

“The Children in Need event has sparked a lot of interest from residents at the home. One of our residents, Florence Francis-Clare (aged 106!), said she was looking forward to the forthcoming events, which is also displayed on our website.”

Fellow resident, Mavis Hiller (87), who also dressed up as the ‘Queen of Sheba’ said: “The day was a lot of fun all in aid of a really important cause. There’s always a lot of fun events here. As well as the baking sessions, I also enjoy the floor target games and musical quizzes and above all looks forward to all our outside musical entertainers.”

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