Care sector recruitment specialist Bright Selection and care home provider Westgate Healthcare have raised £469 for Dementia UK.
The ‘Time for a Cuppa’ event, which was hosted at Westgate Healthcare’s newly commissioned Riverdale Care Home in Braintree, Essex, was designed to support the SEAN (Support an Essex Admiral Nurse) programme.
Bright Selection Director, Karen Hedger, said: “The Essex region has only recently gained two Admiral Nurses for the area and a further three nurses are required. As each Admiral Nurse costs in the region of £50,000 to fund, every pound and penny raised counts towards gaining this valuable service and support for the area.”
Guests, including local residents, teachers from the local junior school, residents from the home, old colleagues, friends and relatives, were treated to cakes baked by the Bright Selection team and family and friends. In addition, there was also a ‘Guess the Weight of the Cake’ competition, raffle prizes, and Teatime quiz with a Tea Hamper prize.
Karen added: “Special thanks from the team go to Joanne Matthews – Bright Selection Office Manager and Debbie Blackwell, Activities Co-ordinator – Westgate Healthcare who worked together in making this a success.”
Over the last 18 months, Bright Selection has raised £3,800 for Dementia UK through a number of fundraising events inspired by the memory of the mother of one of the company’s directors who was sadly lost to the illness.