Time for a Cuppa with Cornwall Care

Time for a Cuppa with Cornwall Care

Posted by admin on March 10,2017

Residents and staff of Cornwall Care had a wonderful time over the last two weeks, enjoying ‘Time for a Cuppa’ events across our homes in aid of Dementia UK.

By providing compassionate support and guidance through the provision of Admiral Nurses, Dementia UK help families live more positively with dementia. This is a cause close to the heart of Cornwall Care, as we also provide expert support and engaging activities for people with dementia in their homes and the community.

Time for a Cuppa is a national event where people are encouraged to hold cake sales, tea parties and fundraisers to help support families with dementia.

At Trevarna, our nursing home in St Austell, staff put together a coffee morning and cake sale, inviting their friends, families and residents’ relatives to join them for a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of cake in aid of Dementia UK.

“We had some fantastic cakes donated”, said Laura Green, Customer Relations Administrator at Trevarna. “And there was a lovely atmosphere”.

Trengrouse, our nursing home in Helston, also got involved in the event, holding a cake sale and raising awareness for the ‘Forget Me Not’ campaign.

While at Cedar Grange, our nursing home in Launceston, staff and residents held a delightful coffee morning and cake competition, inviting friends, family and guests to join in the fun.

“We had a wonderful coffee morning in aid of Dementia UK’s ‘Time for a Cuppa’,” said Alison Venning, Customer Relations Administrator at Cedar Grange. “We had a good turnout of family, friends and guests, as well as staff and our residents.”

Prizes and trophies were awarded to the winners of the cake baking competition and there were plenty of delicious entries to choose from. Robert Black, Chief Executive of Cornwall Care joined in the panel of judges for the ‘Best of Show’ cake and ‘Best Cup Cakes’ entries, sampling each of the scrumptious submissions.

After a great deal of deliberation, the judges awarded the ‘Best of Show’ cake award to Fred Bramham, the younger brother of one of our employees at Cedar Grange, for his incredible Strawberry Cream Sponge.

The ‘Best Cup Cakes’ award went to the Chapman Suite residents; Martin Leyland, one of the residents, accepted the certificate and trophy on their behalf.

Sally Bramham, Fred Bramham’s sister, and a member of the Activity Team had assisted with the baking activities the day before and all four resident suites had entered. There were some really beautiful cakes submitted and it wasn’t easy for the judges to make a decision on the winners, but they certainly enjoyed tasting them all!

“It was a happy and successful event,” said Alison Venning. “Our thanks go to Bev, our Senior Nurse, and to the Activity Team, who organised this worthwhile fundraiser for dementia. We raised £260.00 and are still collecting.”

At Cornwall Care, we believe it is important to support worthwhile causes, raising awareness and fundraising to continue vital research and support for vulnerable people. As we work with many people who have dementia, raising money for dementia support is a cause very close to us.

As a charity ourselves, we understand how vital fundraising can be, which is why we endeavour to take part in as many fundraising events for other causes as possible.

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