St Vincent House, Southsea to Host Alzheimer’s Society Cupcake Day
“In the average time it takes to bake a batch of cakes, six people in the UK will develop dementia. It is now the leading cause of death in England and Wales, overtaking both cancer and heart disease.” ~Alzheimer’s Society~
It was Alzheimer’s Society Cupcake Day on 13th June this year but, due to other events such as our Care Home Open Day, we have arranged to participate in this event on 12th July 2019 instead.
We are inviting you, your friends, family and children, to join us from 2pm until 4:30pm for our cake sale to raise vital funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Our chef will be baking some delicious cakes to sell on the day and we would absolutely love for you to show off your baking skills by bringing along your creations for us to sell on the day too. If you don’t fancy yourself as a baker, shop bought donations are more than welcome.
In the interest of Health and Safety we ask that you do not donate cakes with fresh cream or any raw egg products, whether shop bought or homemade. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.
The new Manager, Kelly Barnett and Catering Manager, Natalie Glackin have agreed that in light of St Vincent House, Southsea being under new management, being home to new residents, welcoming their families, and having new staff members join the team, this is a perfect opportunity to bring everyone together to create great relationships from the beginning, as well as being able to be part of something much bigger by raising much needed funds for an amazing cause.
Our care home has always been a hub for community activities and so continuing to make sure the residents and their families feel that St Vincent House, Southsea is their extended family is incredibly important to us.
WHAT COULD YOUR DONATIONS ACHIEVE?
If we were able to ‘dough’-nate’ £50 to the Alzheimer’s Society, they would be able to be there for “five people, providing five hours of in-depth support…” from their helpline team.
£150 would pay for two people with dementia to attend Singing for the Brain sessions for a year.
This is a session where they and their carers can spend an hour together singing and dancing,
£610 would pay for a Doctoral Centre to be run for one day, where 8 PhD researchers are able to carry out their vital, ground breaking studies in dementia.
The more money that is raised the more research can be done, and the more research that can be done, the closer we are to a cure. So, as you can see, every penny counts.
Click here to find the address for St Vincent House, Southsea