Christmas festivities have kicked off in abundance over the past few weeks across Sussex Housing & Care, with residents, front-line staff and the wider support team all coming together to spread festive cheer and mischief… and raise funds for charities very close to our hearts.
It all started with Elf Day on Friday 4 December, raising money to help support those affected with dementia for the Alzheimer’s Society. We dressed up, made elf hats and ears, worked out our elf names, took ‘elf selfies’, guessed the name of the ‘Elf on the Shelf’, danced, sang, played elf bingo and various other games.
This was followed by more merry fun with Christmas Jumper Day in aid of Save the Children on 11 December. We donned our best silly jumpers with pride and have been getting crafty making Christmas cards, wreaths and decorations. Our residents have been busy making Christmas jumper bunting, enjoying traditional festive bakes from around the world, decorating gingerbread; not forgetting the carol-oke and mulled wine!
There was even an online Christmas quiz to bring all our residents, care home staff, house scheme managers and support teams together, enabling everyone to enjoy the entertainment and magical decorations in our care home settings. Congratulations Ian Collins for winning the Christmas Jumper Day quiz!
So far across the organisation, we have managed to raise £500 for the Alzheimer’s Society and Save the Children.
There is still time to donate:
For Elf Day and the Alzheimer’s Society – visit gofundme.com/shc-elf-day
For Christmas Jumper Day and Save the Children – visit gofundme.com/shc-jumper-day