A group of local children recently visited Fairmile Grange care home to help residents and staff raise money for Children in Need.
The day involved a range of fundraising activities, including decorating cupcakes, guess the name of the bear and how many rainbow drops were in a jar. Stuart Davey, head chef of Fairmile Grange also prepared a variety of cakes for all to enjoy.
Kim Butters, wellbeing manager of Fairmile Grange, said: “Children in Need is such a wonderful cause, so it was fantastic to see our residents and the children from the local community get involved with our fundraising activities held at the home.
“We would like to say a special thanks to all of the children who came along and took part in our arts and crafts and cupcake decorating sessions. Everyone had a fantastic day and we are delighted the children enjoyed themselves so much that they will be coming back at Christmas to sing festive songs for our residents to enjoy.”
Children visiting residents of Fairmile Grange is part of the care homes intergenerational project, which was launched last year. The scheme was introduced after recent studies suggested intergenerational interaction can decrease loneliness and even improve health issues, such as low blood pressure for the elderly.
Kim commented: “Our residents really look forward to when children come to visit, as it makes them feel like they are part of the community. Even simple things such as singing and playing games make such a big difference, so we always ensure a variety of engaging activities are planned for residents and visitors to enjoy.”
Fairmile Grange is an 80-bed care home, which is managed by Encore Care Homes. Situated in the grounds of Christchurch Hospital, Fairmile Grange has state-of-the-art facilities, a stunning landscape garden and expertly trained staff who are supportive and provide excellent care to the residents.
For more information about Fairmile Grange please visit www.fairmilegrange.co.uk or call 01202 007569 to speak to a member of the team.