Residents show age is no barrier to kindness

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Residents and staff at three local care homes have proved age is no barrier when it comes to caring and sharing.

Pilling Care Home staff turned night into day when they dressed in pyjamas to raise money for Children In Need.

It was just one of the activities residents and staff took part in to raise a bumper £70 for the national charity.

Some 30 staff and 26 residents were joined by residents’ family and friends in singing, dancing, taking photos and looking back at old pictures and memorabilia.

Care home director Ian Taylor also supported the event.

Staff member Ryan Holland said: “Seeing all the residents having a good time was overwhelming”.

Meanwhile, staff at Kepplegate Care Services on Sandy Lane, Preesall, chose to support the British Legion’s Poppy Appeal with fund-raising throughout the year, including their annual Kepplegate Summer Fair.

Funds have also been raised by selling eggs laid by Kepplegate House Care Home’s own chickens.

Even gala days were given a poppy theme with the home’s floats for Hambleton Gala and the Preesall and Knott End Gala having a First World War centenary and poppy theme.

Carers dressed in early 20th century nurses’ uniforms and hundreds of poppies were shown fallen on wounded soldiers.

A third local home, the Cornmill Nursing and Care Home on Bonds Lane, Garstang, has helped boost the Preston Food Bank.

Residents and staff recently welcomed Captain Alex Cadogan from the Salvation Army who spoke about the work of the Army at home and abroad. He showed off flags, uniforms and musical instruments as he spoke about the history of the Army.