Residents at a picturesque Kenilworth care home have held a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party as part of the care home’s support for a national cancer charity.
Joined by family and friends, the staff and residents of Kenilworth Manor donned their best bonnets in the tradition of Lewis Carroll’s iconic Wonderland stories.
Celebrating their ‘un-birthdays’ the residents of the home in Thickthorn Orchards collected £542 in aid of Breast Cancer UK, as well as putting some of the money raised towards an activity fund for residents.
The home, where activities are a key part of life, organises Scrabble games, exercise sessions and outdoor walks as often as possible while residents get to spend time in the home’s gardens.
Joy Thorpe, Activities Coordinator of Kenilworth Manor, said: “We had a wonderful time in our own Wonderland after residents got involved and made some fantastic decorations for our tea party.
“We’ve raised funds towards treats and activities that help residents get together and be the close-knit, welcoming and friendly community we have built at Kenilworth Manor.
“Thanks to the generosity of our families and friends we have also contributed to a very worthy cause in the form of Breast Cancer UK.”
Owned by the privately-owned Clarendon Care Group, the three-storey mansion was built in the 1820s and restored in 1987.
Registered with the Care Quality Commission for 34 residents, Kenilworth Manor provides various important facilities for the elderly including convalescent care and access to physiotherapists.