Time for Tea at St Christopher's Fun Walk

Vintage tea party for weary walkers
Vintage tea party for weary walkers

On the first sunny day of the summer, Home Instead owner, Karina, treated intrepid participants in the St Christopher’s Hospice Fun Walk to a vintage tea party.  Karina set up our 1930’s themed marshal point at the half way point of the Pink Route and as walkers climbed the steepest hill of the route they were greeted by the sounds of tea party classics and the promise of beautiful cupcakes, donated by Lola’s Kitchen, and Daymer Bay Iced Tea.

There was a fantastic atmosphere amongst the walkers and volunteers and the 2,427 walkers, many of whom wore fancy dress, pledged an impressive £165,000 to the charity.

Founded in 1967, St Christopher’s Hospice exists to promote and provide skilled and compassionate palliative care of the highest quality.

When Karina learnt that it costs over £15 million every year to deliver all of the hospice’s services but that only one third of its income comes from the NHS she leapt at the chance to support the charity in meeting its annual fundraising target of £10 million.

Karina said, “St Christopher’s Hospice plays such an important role in our community and as a fellow provider of high quality care Home Instead is delighted to be able to offer our support.  The Home Instead tea party was a roaring success with 300 weary walkers refreshed and over £300 raised for a worthwhile cause.”

Home Instead Senior Care offers support to older people in their own homes in order to maintain their quality of life and independence. Services include companionship, support with visits out and about, help with domestic chores and much much more.

For more information about our homecare services, please contact Home Instead Senior Care in Bromley on 020 8658 2535 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/bromley-chislehurst-orpington.

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Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home