As light snow settled in Crowborough on Friday , February 8, residents at Woodlands Care Home, wore their woolly jumpers and hats in support of Age UK’s national Bobble Day which campaigns to help make winter a better season for older people.
Friends and family joined residents for the event at Woodlands care home and enjoyed a warming winter dish of apple strudel and hot chocolate and generously donated funds towards the campaign.
Resident Kathleen Hicks said: “It’s been fun to see all the hats and jumpers, we’ve enjoyed our winter refreshments and it’s been a very happy morning.
“I always try and help people and we are very spoilt here at Woodlands, so it’s been an opportunity to think about other older people who are less fortunate or in poverty at this time of year, and do something about it.”
Home manager Michelle Wallis said: “It’s been a fantastic opportunity supporting Age UK’s campaign and because Woodlands is a not for profit residential care home, raising money and caring for those in need is important to us and is close to our hearts.
“It’s been a pleasure to don our woolly jumpers and join in all the good work.”
Sussex Housing & Care was formed in 1946 by a group of local residents working in senior positions in health and housing.
The supporters and employees of the organisation still work towards the association’s initial aim - to ensure ‘in old age there should be security, and that no-one in their latter years should find themselves stranded, with nowhere to go, and no-one to befriend them.’
The group now offers quality homes and care services for over 800 residents across the county.