Bowbridge Court Care Home, Newark, supports Wear It Pink Day for Breast Cancer Now
Staff and residents at Bowbridge Court care home in Newark celebrated Wear It Pink Day in support of the charity Breast Cancer Now.
They wore pink clothes or accessories in return for a donation to the charity and, to match their pink outfits, each resident was given pink carnations and a pink breast cancer ribbon to wear.
There was a mini photoshoot as well as pink-themed activities such as balloon volleyball. Meals included pink cupcakes, ice-cream and lemonade.
A resident, Ann Myles, 86, said: “I have had such a wonderful day. Everybody got involved and we had non-stop entertainment throughout the day all thanks to the fantastic carers.”
“We sang along to Lily the Pink by The Scaffold and everyone was dancing in their seats. It was a fantastic atmosphere and all for a great cause.”
Care assistant Deborah Lefley said: “I am so pleased to see how much my co-workers and residents have got behind Wear It Pink Day.
“The fight against breast cancer is something I hold very dear to my heart and so to know we have done our bit to raise money and awareness is brilliant. Everyone had great fun too.”
Home manager Claire Gordon-Rundle said: “Our Wear It Pink Day celebrations have been a huge success and we have managed to raise lots of money to fund the continuous research into treating breast cancer.
“Our residents loved having their pink-themed photoshoots and it was a brilliant way to capture our home’s solidarity with the charity.
“I am extremely grateful to all of our residents’ families, friends and local businesses who also donated very generously. Thank you from everyone at Bowbridge Court.”