Throughout the month of October, home care workers in Chippenham have been treated to spine-chilling delights in a raffle and series of events organised by Field (S)Care Supervisor, Martin Camp.
Scaring is caring
Aginscare, the seasonal celebration, promises to deliver “Scaring in Your Community.” All screams, however, have been of excitement for the weekly events, and huge hamper of prizes available in a raffle.
Because Martin saw that the local care team had been working very hard, he dreamed up this show of appreciation. As a result he says; “It’s more of an experiment really. I started putting together this hamper, Mandy started assisting with this.”
For all of October, raffle tickets are available to buy for just 50p. However, as a show of gratitude, every time a care worker volunteers for extra shifts they receive tickets automatically for free.
Within this hamper of horrors, one lucky care worker will win:
100% off vouchers for an escape room for 8 people
Photoshoot with professional photographer
Bottles of gin, wine, and bubbly
Gift cards and sets
Chocolates, and much more
At the end of the month, the raffle will be drawn and the winners will be announced in a hair-raising ceremony! The money raised will be reinvested to more fun for the branch – most likely the upcoming Christmas hamper!
More fright-filled fun…
“We have a jar full of chocolate eyeballs and throughout the month carers are guessing how many eyes are in the jar… they have to come into the office to see and guess, as I’m trying to encourage a better relationship between office and care workers. It gives them a reason to come in.”
Recently they served beastly bacon butties with terrifying tea and creepy coffee, and last week upon the chopping block were delicious Krispy Skreme donuts! Hollie, a Chippenham home care assistant pictured here, said:
“It’s been great fun. I have loved coming in to the office to socialise with colleagues. It was a lovely idea to fill the month with these little events. The hamper one of us will win is amazing… I mean the hamper I am going to win, is amazing.” – Hollie
Saving the best for last, the final Friday of the month is a Halloween party.
“For the Halloween party we want everyone to be included, so have asked our carers to bring in their children, and we have colouring, gingerbread pumpkins for them to decorate, we will have some snacky foods for the carers, cakes and games just for a couple of hours at the end of the day.” – Martin
Our Chippenham branch is the scream team
The ghoulish goodies and festive fun are all organised by the brilliant team, and Martin has high hopes for this bringing extra enjoyment to the workers we’re so proud of, while strengthening the bonds between the branch office and the care assistants. So far, new connections and friendships are already being made.
“The morale boost is what they’re enjoying, whether it’s Halloween or not, it would still have the same effects, I think. A couple of people who are new will come in and meet members of staff they haven’t met before, and they get talking and have the chance to bond. People are keen, they’ve been very sure to grab tickets with their extra work. Almost everyone has had a go at guessing eyes in the jar… and a few are quite close to getting it right!” – Martin
When asked why Halloween has been the theme for his masterplan, Martin says:
“I’m a bit of a goth, I love Halloween! I am looking for a pun for our Christmas events, but it’s a little more challenging…” – Martin
It gives us no end of happiness to see our Agincare workers go the extra mile to put a smile on each other’s faces, and we’re incredibly proud of the work Martin and the team have invested in this spooky spectacle.
The trick to a good treat, we believe, is care.
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