Care home cuppa event raises cash for causes
7th May 2019
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A local care home has hosted a successful ‘Mad Hatters’- themed tea party and cake sale raising funds for two good causes.

Care UK’s Brook Court on Oldnall Road opened its doors to the community for a ‘Mad Hatters’- themed tea party and cake sale for the charity initiatives, ‘Time for a Cuppa’ and Comic Relief.

Residents and visitors enjoyed a selection of indulgent treats specially prepared by Brook Court chefs, in exchange for a small donation which has made its way to the worthy charities.

Home manager at Brook Court, Gill Pratt, said: “Thousands of people around the UK are living with dementia, and we understand all too well how much this can affect their lives and the lives of their loved ones.

“Hosting the special Mad Hatters Tea Party provided us with a great opportunity to thank Dementia UK and the Admiral Nurses for the incredible work that they do. The party was great fun and we were delighted that local people and residents alike donned their hats to share a cuppa, whilst raising funds for both causes.”

2019 marks the 10th anniversary of ‘Time for a Cuppa’, previously known as ‘A Tea Party to Remember’, an initiative launched by Dementia UK which encourages individuals and organisations across the country to host tea parties in order to raise funds. The initiative has helped funding 30 Admiral Nurses, who provide specialist dementia care and support for 6,000 people living with dementia and their families. 

Comic Relief supports projects around the UK and across the world, tackling inequality and making lasting change. 

Brook Court is a state-of-the-art care home which provides full-time residential, nursing, dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. The care home, which features 67 en-suite bedrooms, has been designed to enable its residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence. The care home incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities and includes its own cinema, hairdressing salon and café.

To find out more about Brook Court, please call 01562 814 715 or email Maria Cridge, customer relations manager, on

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