Nationwide care home Morris Dance for Captain Tom and St George

Published: Wednesday 21st April 2021

Residents at our care homes nationwide are in for a treat this Friday when care workers dress up to deliver Morris Dancing performances in celebration of St. George’s Day and to raise money for Captain Sir Tom’s 100 Challenge.

100 care workers across all of our 21 homes nationwide are taking part simultaneously to raise money for the Care Workers’ Charity.

The teams have been grabbing their clean starched hankies, making flower garlands, affixing ribbons and bells, and coming in on their days off to join practice sessions in preparation for the big day.

Care workers at Edgehill Care Home get in some Morris Dancing practice during a break.

At 3pm on Friday 23 April, care home teams nationwide will raise their hankies, jingle their bells and start dancing.

Organiser Claire Latreille, Agincare Operations Manager, said:

The big Morris Dance is a fantastic way to have some fun on St. George’s Day, celebrating one of our great English traditions and also the incredible life of Captain Sir Tom by fundraising for the Care Worker’s Charity, our way of meeting his 100 challenge.

Every single one of our care homes has embraced the idea, and it should bring some joy and laughter to residents and care home workers who have shown incredible resilience over the last 12 months.

The aim is for everyone to start at three o’clock, and it’s up to each care home team how long they continue for; but I’m sure some well-deserved tea and cake will be served up afterwards as a reward.


Video footage and videos of the Morris Dancing events will be posted on our social media pages.

Donate to the Care Workers Charity via Agincare’s Captain Tom 100 Challenge fundraising page.