Daffodil Week

Residents and Staff combine to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care

Residents and staff at more than forty homes across the Caring Homes Group celebrated a wonderful week of Daffodil related activities and raised much needed funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care this month, during Daffodil Week.

The family-owned Caring Homes Group, is committed to delivering outstanding activities provision for the elderly people they support, both on a daily basis and with special events throughout the year. Daffodil Week is the first of six themed events in the ‘HomeEvents 2011’ programme that provide an opportunity for all residents and staff in each home to come together and take part in an array of interesting and enjoyable activities.

For the themed events, the Activities Coordinators at every Caring Homes location are given ‘Activities Guides’, providing a huge range of different games, crafts and pastimes people can become involved in. Daffodil Week featured activities such as holding themed coffee mornings, making ‘Daffo-Mills’ and ‘Daffo-Doilies’, and hosting ‘Daffy’ sing-alongs.

Future events include Royal Wedding Day celebrations on 29th April, ‘Autumn Gold’ in September and ‘Forget Me Not Month, which coincides with Remembrance Sunday.

As part of Caring Homes’ commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) each event is partnered with a key charity and provides an opportunity for fundraising. The partnerships are as follows:

Daffodil Week – partnered with Marie Curie Cancer Care Royal Wedding Day – partnered with Macmillan Cancer Support Midsummer Magic – partnered with the Alzheimer’s Society Lavender Fest – partnered with Age UK Autumn Gold – partnered with the Care Professionals Benevolent Fund Forget Me Not Month – partnered with The Royal British Legion

Emma Charlton, Marketing Director at Caring Homes, says:

“The days of bingo and whist in a stuffy lounge have really been consigned to history, and thank heavens for that! Our residents are individuals first and foremost, with great life experiences and plenty to offer for the future.

“HomeEvents 2011 provides a fantastic opportunity for staff and residents to come up with some really interesting activities throughout the year and also to raise money for some very important causes. I’m absolutely delighted that our first event of the year, Daffodil Week, was so popular and I’m really looking forward to seeing what people get up to during the other key events.”

Please download our Daffodil newsletter for more information on the homes celebrations: