Staff at Andover care home trade uniforms for elf costumes to raise money for Dementia charity
Staff at Rothsay Grange Care Home in Andover swapped their uniforms for costumes on National Elf Day in an effort to raise funds to help people living with dementia.
Launched by the Alzheimer’s Society, Elf Day was created to sprinkle some festive cheer on fundraising towards finding a cure for dementia.
On the day, residents and staff at Rothsay Grange Care Home were able to enjoy elf-themed games including best-dressed elf competition, Amanda Parsons singing in the afternoon and a Christmas quiz, as the team at the home donned their elfish apparel.
Anne, a resident of the home, said: “It is always a very festive day and the staff always make us laugh in their costumes. What a wonderful way to raise money for charity!”
Amanda Cussen, general manager at Rothsay Grange Care Home and head elf, added: “Elf Day at Rothsay Grange Care Home is always a lot of fun and we are home to some of the most unusual elves I have ever seen!"
“We know first-hand that many people, including a good number of our residents, are living with some form of Alzheimer’s. That’s why raising money to support dementia charities is dear to our hearts and we’re always so keen to get involved. We’re proud that the money we’ve raised will go towards such a good cause."