Cupcake delights at care home's sale

Residents and staff at a care home have been raising funds for the Alzheimer's Society.

Thursday, 19th July 2018, 10:44 am
Updated Thursday, 19th July 2018, 10:47 am
Some of the cupcakes on sale as Craig Healthcare took part in the Alzheimers Societys Cupcake Day.

Craig Healthcare’s West Farm in Longbenton took part in the Alzheimer’s Society’s Cupcake Day recently, raising £230 by selling cakes that had been baked by residents’ family, members of the local community and staff too.

Loraine Brunton, general manager at Craig Healthcare, said: “The home had a really successful Cupcake Day, raising money that will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Society and used to provide emotional support to the relatives of those diagnosed with dementia, or help fund care support for those living with the condition.

“Everyone got really involved, especially in the ‘guess the cupcake flavour’, which went down a treat.”

The Alzheimer’s Society’s Cupcake Day is in its third year and has raised £1.4m since 2016. All proceeds are used to help the fight against dementia and support those living with the condition.

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