Christmas fayres raise money for residents’ funds

2nd December 2019

Two Dorset care homes have raised hundreds of pounds for residents through their Christmas fayres.

Wickmeads care home in Tuckton raised a total of £297.90 on Saturday thanks to the relatives and visitors who came along.

At the Christmas fayre, there were stalls selling craft gifts and handmade cards, while singer Phil Smith and the same young English ballroom dancing champions provided entertainment. There were also flowers for sale, donated by Sainsbury’s Christchurch, and an amazing raffle with gifts provided by relatives, staff, Boots in Christchurch and local stores in Southbourne.

Alexandra House care home also enjoyed a visit from Santa, who had opened his grotto in the Parkstone home, while decorations and gifts made by residents were sold on the stalls. Their total raised is still being counted.

Emma Cotton, Home Manager at Alexandra House, said: “The fayre was a fantastic success and we raised lots of money for our amenity fund. We are now looking forward to getting the festive season started with a calendar packed with activities. The fayre was the best start to the festivities and really got us in the mood for Christmas.”