Lots of Christmas cheer at fundraising fayres

20th December 2019

Care South care homes have been spreading Christmas cheer and raising money for residents through their annual fayres.

The events, held across the south, saw members of the public coming into the homes to have some festive fun with residents.

Buxton House, in Weymouth, raised more than £900 thanks to gift donations from local shops and pubs.

St Ives House, near Ringwood, raised more £500 through its array of stalls and entertainment, while Queensmead care home in Christchurch raised around £450 at its Christmas coffee morning.

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