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Super time raising cash for good causes

23 October 2015

More than £300 has been raised for the Alzheimer’s Society through a series of fundraising events at retirement living services in the Staffordshire and south Cheshire area.

Two of Sanctuary Retirement Living’s schemes pulled together to organise events for the residents to help raise money for the dementia charity.

Brook Villas, in Alsager, was able to fundraise faster than a speeding bullet thanks to a superhero-themed charity raffle.

Staff were on hand at the event with Wonder Woman and Woody the cowboy both making an appearance to chat with residents and help sell raffle tickets.

Moorlands Court, in Biddulph, raised funds through a ‘Purple Day’ themed coffee morning to celebrate Older Persons Day. The event offered ‘Coffee and a Cadbury’s’ to attract donations, with hot drinks and chocolate on offer in return for donations.

Sanctuary’s local service manager for both schemes, Nicola Weatherley, organised both events and raised further money through a personal 12-week alcohol abstinence challenge.

Nicola said: “Staff and residents have all had a fantastic time this week and while it was fun zooming around Brook Villas as Wonder Woman and Woody, there was a serious side to this and we were able to raise money and raise awareness for a very worthy cause.

“We also wanted the opportunity to really connect with our residents and hear their thoughts on the service we’re delivering.”

A fundraising and pink fancy dress day at a third Sanctuary retirement living scheme, Lyme Court in Newcastle under Lyme, also saw £80 raised for Breast Cancer Care UK through a number of pink-themed activities including a raffle, buffet, cake sale and a guess the sweets in the jar game.


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