Cheshire care home takes part in national tea party

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CLS residents Margery Crockett and Lillian Benson enjoying high tea with CLS activity coordinator Nicola Newens
CLS residents Margery Crockett and Lillian Benson enjoying high tea with CLS activity coordinator Nicola Newens

Holcroft Grange care home in Culcheth, Cheshire, joined the nation for a brew when it took part in this year’s ‘Time for a Cuppa’ campaign (1 – 8 March), in support of Dementia UK.

 

Residents at the CLS-run home enjoyed an afternoon of high tea in the company of friends and family, complete with bone china tea sets, homemade scones and clotted cream; followed by a challenging round of memory-testing, 1940s-themed quizzes.

 

83-year-old Lillian Benson said: “I had such a great time! Together we invented so many fun team names we could hardly pick one; plus it seems everyone here has a pretty competitive streak…” She added: “I was also quite amazed by just how much I still remember from life back in the ’40s. Everything from different types of dances to breakfast cereal varieties – it’s still there!”

 

‘Time for a Cuppa’ is a nationwide campaign run by Dementia UK to help increase awareness around dementia, and raise funds to provide expert care and support to people living with or affected by the condition.

 

Shirley Paton, Home Manager at Holfcroft Grange, commented: “It’s such a great cause that we wanted to really go-to-town with the day. I was especially delighted by how many members of the public came along and took part as we’re always looking to strengthen our ties with the community. Most importantly of all however: the residents clearly had a ball!”

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