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Care home holds party in 70s dress to end fundraising week

Care home holds party in 70s dress to end fundraising week
18th June 2010

A care home in Waltham Abbey has ended a week of fundraising with a 1970s-themed fancy dress party.

Residents and staff at the Paternoster House care home enjoyed a tea party and a raffle in their retro clothes, while two members of staff took very different approaches to sponsored challenges, reports the Cheshunt & Waltham Mercury.

After manager Nicola Starbuck completed a 20-mile walk earlier in the week, matron Julie MacDowell took the weight off her feet by climbing into a bath of baked beans.

Money raised from the day will be split between the Barchester Healthcare Foundation and the Marie Curie Cancer Care charities.

"Everybody had a really good time. Without the support from relatives and carers, it wouldn't have gone as well as it did, so thank you to them," the home's administration assistant Anne Doyle told the publication.

Paternoster House is a purpose-built care home framed by woods and an orchard which cares for older people, as well as those living with dementia in its Memory Lane Community.

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