Elf Day at Eastbourne Care Home
Staff at Mortain Place Care Home in Eastbourne swapped their uniforms for costumes on National Elf Day (3rd December) in an effort to raise funds to help people living with dementia.
Launched by the Alzheimer’s Society, National Elf Day was created as a festive way to fundraise towards finding a cure for dementia.
On the day, the residents and staff had elf-themed games including best-dressed elf competition, pin the ears on the Elf, and a Christmas quiz with a festive-themed spread as the team at the home dressed as elves. The home managed to raise a total of £125 towards the cause.
Wendy, 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!”
Karen Howell, General Manager at the Care Home and head elf, said: “Elf Day is always a lot of fun and we are home to some of the most unusual elves I have ever seen! We know first-hand that many people, including a good number of our residents, are living with some form of Alzheimer’s.
We’re proud that the money we’ve raised will go towards such a good cause.”