Teachers and students from nearby Eastcote schools and colleges streamed into Whitby Dene home care home recently to buy cakes to support a national dementia care charity.
The home, which has 60 residents, has a specialist dementia unit caring for 31 older people. It was this unit’s residents who cooked the cakes for the sell-out event, which was part of Dementia UK’s Time for a Cuppa fundraising campaign.
Activities co-ordinator Mark Winter said: “The residents had so much fun making the cakes. We pre-mixed the ingredients and they then carefully spooned them into the cup cake cases.
“Once the chef had cooked them the residents had a great time decorating them with different coloured icing and hundreds and thousands. And it is not just fun - it helps them too, because it reawakens memories of when they have made cakes and had parties before.”
The cake sale was a success and raised £93 for Dementia UK, a charity providing active help in the community for people with dementia.