Care home residents from Fairway View, in Bulwell have been ‘baking up a storm’ in an effort to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Residents were inspired by the charities’ commitment to supporting older people throughout the pandemic, deciding on a tasty treats themed fundraiser. The care team and residents set to work to bake delicious cupcakes for their bake sale.
Residents enjoyed sharing their favourite recipes and even hosted a ‘Bake Off’ style challenge Complete with awards for ‘Messiest Baker’, ‘Star Baker’ and ‘Most Creative Design’!
Resident, Brenda Walton, said, ‘I have always loved to bake, growing up I learnt from my family and always enjoyed making delicious treats for others when I had the chance. It was great to be involved in each step, from weighing out the ingredients, mixing to decorating and knowing it was all for a great cause made the cupcakes all the sweeter!’.
The cupcakes were later sold to staff, friends, relatives, doctors and nurses who all made a charitable contribution for the worthy charity.
Home Manager, Gaynor Smart-McCann, said, ‘We are always looking for ways that we can support charitable causes, if that be on a national scale or contributing to a local go fund me here in Bulwell. To join forces together to make these delicious cakes was a brilliant bonding activity that was filled with fun and laughter. We are thrilled to have raised so much money during our bake sale for the Alzheimer’s Society and we are proud to know our donation will go towards supporting people affected by dementia’.
Fairway View, operated by Ideal Carehomes, is rated ‘OUTSTANDING’ by the CQC and provides 24-hour residential and dementia care on an inclusive fee basis. Residents can enjoy a full programme of health, leisure and wellbeing activities managed by a dedicated team of carers. All 60 bedrooms are en-suite, enabling staff to deliver person-centred care in a dignified manner, promoting independence as far as possible. For more information about Fairway View, contact the team on 0115 975 8770 or visit https://www.idealcarehomes.co.uk/