Castleford care home supports dementia charity


Residents at Newfield Lodge care home in Castleford, made ‘Time for a Cuppa’ last week by hosting an event to raise money for Dementia UK.  The home threw open its doors to the local community for a tea party, providing hot drinks and home-made cakes from their award winning chef. 

Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia, and the ‘Time for a Cuppa’ week ran from 1st – 8th March.  Home Manager at Newfield Lodge, Paula Mountjoy, said, “Our residents were really excited about this event and had a great time.  There is always something going on at Newfield Lodge but you can’t beat a cuppa and a natter, especially when it is for such a good cause.  Our residents really enjoy meeting new people and are delighted to invite guests to enjoy our beautiful home.”

The Mayor and Mayoress of Wakefield were in attendance at the event, and they spent time chatting to residents and guests before settling down to enjoy fantastic entertainment from local singers, Christopher and the Robins.  Madge Driver, who has lived at Newfield Lodge for four years, said, “It was a lovely afternoon and I enjoyed it very much”. 

The home raised a grand total of £81.16 for the charity and Dr. Hilda Hayo, Chief Admiral Nurse at Dementia UK said: “The incredible amount raised by people like Newfield Lodge allows Dementia UK to provide more Admiral Nurses, who are a lifeline for many families. We believe that everybody with dementia, and their families, should have access to this specialist care and support.”

Newfield Lodge is a high quality residential and dementia care home which provides a great place to live, making a real difference to the lives of the people who live there.


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