Cupcake Day has been a real treat at The Fernes, where sweet-toothed staff and residents got out their aprons and mixing bowls to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.
The day, organised by the Alzheimer’s Society, encourages groups and individuals to host a cupcake day to raise money for the charity, where funds will be put towards finding the cure for dementia. Dedicated cupcakers have raised £1.4 million since 2016, and this year the charity hopes to raise even more to continue to support those affected by dementia.
Baking is a much-loved hobby for many people who live and work at The Fernes. The team used the occasion to host a celebration of all things cupcake-related for residents, their families and invited guests, who all got to enjoy a wonderful vintage-themed bake sale.
Activities Coordinator (and pro baker), Sophie of 'Sophie’s Sweetcakes', kindly donated specially-designed Alzheimer’s Society cupcakes. Residents had an in-house bake off between their communities, pitting divine coffee and walnut cupcakes topped with a coffee frosting made by the ground floor community, against simple but scrumptious vanilla cupcakes topped with a gorgeous glacier cherry and fondant made by the Memory Lane community.
The winner was the Memory Lane community, which was decided by the guests at the event. There was music from the wonderful Becki Short and vintage tea sets provided by local tea room, 'The Tea Party', based in Lee-on-the-Solent. There were a variety of other games and activities to take part in that helped The Fernes raise lots of money for such a great cause.