Elves take over at Hamworthy care home!

ELVES took over duties at a Dorset care home for a festive fundraiser.

Staff at Upton Bay Care Home, in Hamworthy, swapped their uniforms for costumes to mark National Elf Day on December 6, while raising money for people living with dementia.

Launched by the Alzheimer’s Society and delivered direct from the North Pole, Elf Day was created to sprinkle some festive cheer on fundraising towards finding a cure for dementia.

From stripy socks to head-to-toe elf outfits, anything goes – there’s snow better way to raise money to help beat dementia.

On the day, residents and staff at Upton Bay were able to enjoy elf-themed games, raising a total of £50.

June, 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.”

Mevin Sohorye, general manager at Upton Bay and head elf, said: “Elf Day at Upton Bay is always a lot of fun and we are home to some of the most unusual elves I have ever seen.

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“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.

“For anyone that has any questions about caring for those with Alzheimer’s, do please give us a call and we’ll do all we can to help.”

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