Hundreds raised for residents at care home Christmas fayre
A CARE home Christmas fayre has raised hundreds of pounds for residents.
Sycamore Hall Care Home’s annual festive celebration was attended by dignitaries from Ripon City Council alongside staff, residents and their family members.
Mayor Cllr Pauline McHardy, her consort Cllr Eamon Parkin and Deputy Mayor Cllr Charlie Powell were among the guests.
Craft stalls selling Christmas gifts, handmade soaps, knitted goods and jigsaws, among other items, helped raised £639.47 for the home’s residents’ fund.
There was also a cake stall and tombola with prizes donated by staff, relatives and friends.
Raffle prizes were donated by many local businesses and included tickets to Ripon Races, Sunday lunch for two at The Lamb Inn in Rainton, vouchers for How Stean Gorge, as well as The Spa Hotel, The Black A Moor Inn, and Artichoke, all in Ripon, and goods from Boots and Morrisons.
Sweetie cones and hot chocolate reindeer cones, made by the residents, sold well.
A guess the weight of the Christmas cake competition and guess the name of the teddy bear also proved popular.
Chrissie Medway Steele, home manager at Sycamore Hall Care Home, on Kearsley Road, said: “There was a fabulous turn out and a special visit from the Mayor of Ripon.
“The residents had a wonderful day and we raised a fantastic amount for the residents’ fund, which will contribute towards activities and days out in the new year.
“Thank you to everyone who attended, and we hope to see you here again next year.”