Glebe Care Centre, Newtownabbey had a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party on Thursday 25th August 2016 to raise funds for those ‘little luxuries in life’ for residents.
A Mad Hatter Cake featured as the centre piece of the buffet table laden with amazing food which had been carefully crafted in the care home kitchen. Food went down a real treat with residents, relatives and friends. Staff dressed in ‘Alice-In-Wonderland-esque’ costume to make the day more authentic. Residents looked lovely in their bought and borrowed hats especially for the occasion.
A visit from May McFettridge’s distant cousin Henrietta (Henry Carlisle, Glebe Care Centre Activity Co-Ordinator) was enjoyed by all. Henrietta entertained everyone with ‘her’ own particular brand of humour!! Lord Mayor of Newtownabbey, Councillor Thomas Hogg also attended. Residents enjoyed chatting to Councillor Hogg while having their photos taken. Dance Unlimited concluded the afternoon with musical entertainment. A multitude of well-known songs was performed which ensured the participation of residents and relatives.
Glebe Care Centre was fortunate to receive donations for raffle prizes from local businesses including Lidl, Tesco, Go Outdoors, Medicare, Abbey Florists and Wilton & Houston, and also a very generous donation from one of the residents. In excess of £600 was raised for the Residents Comfort Fund.