Muffin compares to National Sponge Cake Day at Whitley Bay care homeAt HC-One’s Eastbourne House care home in Whitley Bay, Residents and staff held a garden party on August 23rd to celebrate National Sponge Cake Day 2022.

It was a spur of the moment decision when creating the newsletter that Karen and Ella the Wellbeing Co-ordinators noticed the national day and thought it would be the most perfect excuse to celebrate a day all about cake. 

Stalls were setup including a cake stall, water and wine raffle and a trash or treasure stall. Both the Residents and Relatives were invited along to the care home to enjoy the beautiful weather and enjoy lots of cake. 

Some of the Residents got involved in decorating the garden and setting up the stalls. One Residents daughter helped to bake lots of delicious cakes for the stalls. Val is always keen to get involved in all the activities and always comes along to the events. 

Resident, Brenda Goble, remarked, “I never knew Dottie’s daughter has such a talent for baking! She must be very proud.”

Everything went down a treat and it was great to see Residents and their families coming together to celebrate a very scrumptious day!

On the day of the party the Residents came out into the garden to enjoy a spot of sunshine and to listen to the fantastic entertainer who was booked for the party. 

Resident, Henry Brown, said, “I loved the singer, what a set of lungs! We even got out some inflatable guitars and mics to play along.”

The lovely members of the management tea also volunteered to be sponged in the face to raise money for the Residents Fund. Rebecca Ridley, Ruth Robinson and Frankie Patterson were left covers in whipped cream, which made everyone laugh. This was certainly a highlight for those who attended the party.

Ruth Robson, a staff member, said, “Let’s do it all again next year!”. 

Rebecca Riddley, another staff member, added, “I’m so proud of our wonderful staff for getting this all set up and getting the Residents up dancing.”