Hartford Care supports Good Old Fashioned Tea Party week

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DSC02757 (800x533)Hartford Care’s head office team in Basingstoke were delighted to participate in ‘Good Old- Fashioned Tea Party’ week on 7th September.

One of Hartford Care’s chosen charities, Age Concern Hampshire, advised that they were promoting their second ‘Good Old-Fashioned Tea Party’ fundraising event from 7th to 14th September.

To support this fantastic fundraising event, Hartford Care’s head office team decided to hold their own tea party, transforming their offices into a ‘Tea Party’ theme. Each head office member baked their own home-made cakes for the event which included chocolate brownies, Victoria sponge, fresh cream scones, cupcakes, Malteaser Naughtiness, coffee and walnut tray bake, flapjacks and lots more.

The event took place on 7th September between 2pm and 4pm where a selection of residents and staff members from their family of Homes were invited, along with representatives from Age Concern Hampshire, colleagues from the other companies’ offices in the Head Office building and friends and family.

DSC02789 (800x533)Upon arrival, everyone gathered together in the party room where they picked out an old-fashioned cup, saucer and side plate and selected whatever cake took their fancy! Throughout the course of the afternoon conversation flowed and the residents thoroughly enjoyed the gathering and the great company.

Bev Jones, Area Manager for Age Concern Hampshire attended the tea party held by Hartford Care at their Basingstoke Head Office on Monday 7th September.  Bev was accompanied by Charity Chief Executive Rick Smith.  Both were impressed by the array of home-made cakes which were delicious.  The event was part of a week-long county wide campaign to raise funds for Age Concern Hampshire’s dementia care services.  Both Bev and Rick were pleased to meet staff and clients from across the county who gathered in Basingstoke for the tea party and would like to thank everyone for their support.

Alf, a lovely resident from Hartford Care care home in Netley Abbey, Netley Court, commented ‘What a lovely tea party! It was great to see so many smiling faces and of course enjoy lots of delicious cake! Thank you!’

DSC02787It is safe to say that the ‘Good Old-Fashioned Tea Party’ was a great success, raising a grand total of £50 for Age Concern Hampshire. Everyone had a fabulous time and the head office team are already talking about their next charity event … watch this space for more details!

Hartford Care owns and operates several residential care homes for older people in the south and, each year nominate a charity which all of their residents, their relatives and the staff support by holding activities and events within the homes throughout the year.

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