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Windsor Court Residents ‘Wear it Pink’ to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer

Published: Thursday 5th November 2020

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Staff and residents at Windsor Court care home in Wetherby have been celebrating Wear It Pink Day, a national campaign to support the research and care charity, Breast Cancer Now.
 
Staff and Residents at the Yorkshire home celebrated the day with all things pink, wearing pink clothes or accessories such as hats and  scarves in exchange for a donation to the charity. In conjunction with their pink outfits, staff and residents also wore funky pink wigs and pink hair glitter for an extra sparkle!
 
With everyone dressed up, staff took the opportunity to host pink themed activities such as pink ribbon badge arts and crafts. Mealtimes did not escape the pink treatment, with matching cupcakes, sweets, pink lemonade and even a much requested pink gin tasting session hosted by Lifestyle Manager, Kirsty.   
 
Resident, Ann Forrester, said, ‘I have been really touched by the homes commitment to raising money to fund vital research for breast cancer patients. Not only am I a breast cancer survivor, but some of my loved ones have also been sadly affected by the disease. I have always supported charity events like this, and that is why I wore my pink outfit with pride! – Well done to everyone who donated to our team, thank you!’.
 
Resident, Joan Hornsby, said, ‘I have had such a wonderful day, everybody got involved and we had nonstop entertainment throughout the day all thanks to the fantastic carers. it was a fantastic atmosphere and all for a great cause’.
 
Home Manager, Paula Mountjoy, said, ‘Our ‘Wear it Pink’ day celebrations have been a huge success and we have managed to raise lots of money to fund the continuous research into treating breast cancer. Our residents loved having their pink themed outfits and it was a brilliant way to capture our homes solidarity with the charity. I am extremely grateful to all of our residents’ families, friends and local businesses who also donated very generously – thank you, from everyone at Windsor Court’.
 
Windsor Court, operated by Ideal Carehomes, is a residential care home boasting a luxury cinema room, beauty parlour, convenience store, spacious lounges and landscaped gardens.  Residents at Windsor Court enjoy a full programme of health, leisure and wellbeing activities managed by a dedicated team of carers. For more information about Windsor Court, contact Paula on 01937 586 651 or visit https://www.idealcarehomes.co.uk/.