Support our fundraising for Captain Tom’s 100 Challenge
Published: Tuesday 27th April 2021
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Residents at our care homes nationwide were in for a treat when care workers dressed up to deliver Morris Dancing performances in celebration of St. George’s Day. It was all part of our efforts to raise money for Captain Sir Tom’s 100 Challenge in aid of the Care Workers’ Charity – donate here.
Our care home 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.
100 care workers across all of our 21 care homes nationwide took part simultaneously at 3pm on Friday 23 April, as teams raised their hankies, jingled their bells and started dancing to the delight of residents.
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 brought some joy and laughter to residents and care home workers who have shown incredible resilience over the last 12 months.
The aim was for everyone to start at three o’clock, and each care home team to decide how long they continued to dance for; with some well-deserved tea and cake served up afterwards as a reward.