At Cheshire’s Overdene House
care home, which offers residential and nursing care, it’s been a week full of fundraising, celebrations and a trip back in time 80 years!
Home Manager, Cath Burns raised £1,935 for Macmillian Cancer Support by braving the shave.
Cath had spent the last two years growing her hair out and braved the shave at Overdene on her birthday. Cath's hair was tied and then donated to the Little Princess Trust who make free wigs for children and young people who have lost their hair due to cancer and other conditions.
Also, a raffle was held with prizes being donated by staff. The kitchen team made some delicious, themed cakes and £80 was raised on the day!
One of the Residents commented, “She's (Cath) really brave, I wouldn't do it, it really suits her!”
Following on, Overdene decided to go back in time and have a 1940s themed day and trolley as part of their Nutrition and Hydration Week.
Decorations were put up over both floors at the home and they started the day off with singer, Sharon Holdstock who went down a treat with Residents and staff alike.
On the day, the home’s afternoon tea trolley consisted of drinks and cakes suitable for all textured diets and was wheeled around the home by Wellbeing Coordinators, Rebecca and Nic and Home Manager, Cath who were dressed up in Land Army costumes.
Residents particularly enjoyed singing along to Sharon’s songs from the 40s and 50s. See pictured top left Resident Doris Ormandy
One of the Residents said, “We've had a really good day. I loved the singer.”
The wellbeing team, commented, “It was a lovely day which bought back some fond memories for our Residents, especially when we sang songs from the 40s.”