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Kandahar Court’s ‘cuppa for a cause’

Kandahar Court’s ‘cuppa for a cause’

150812_EL_Cuppa for a cause at Kandahar_Kandahar staffCups of tea were enjoyed by residents and special guests at Enliven’s Kandahar Court in Masterton recently for the home’s ‘cuppa for a cause’ fundraising event.

The home raised $325 for Alzheimers Wairarapa at their tea party, thanks to the generosity of guests.

Kandahar Court enrolled nurse Pauline Anderson says residents of Kandahar Court, their friends and family, staff and local agencies were among the 40 people who attended the event at Kandahar Court.

She says guests drank tea from the home’s special china and indulged in a plethora of scones, club sandwiches and tasty sweet treats prepared by staff.

“Staff did all the catering and decorated the room to resemble an Alice in Wonderland themed high tea party, and Dilmah Tea was kind enough to send us a big carton of tea bags to show their support for the cause.”

Pauline says residents, staff and guests also went to the effort to dress up for the occasion.

“There were beautiful dresses, big hats, pearls and fancy fur coats. The tea party went really well and we’d love to do it again – we sure know how to throw a party!”

Mike Keyworth, manager of Kandahar Court and sister-site Kandahar Home, says the ‘cuppa for a cause’ was a way for the home to fundraise for a cause close to their heart.

“Kandahar Court is a home specifically for people living with dementia, so Alzheimer’s Wairarapa is a local organisation we work closely with and support,” Mike explains.

“Representatives from Alzheimer’s Wairarapa came along to the tea party and they were very thankful for our fundraising efforts and they had a great time.”

Kandahar Court is operated by Enliven, part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central, and provides specialist dementia care from 2 Colombo Road in Lansdowne, Masterton.

Kandahar Court, teamed with its sister site Kandahar Home, provide a full spectrum of support including, rest home, hospital, and dementia care as well as rental retirement units. Both homes are also able to offer short-term respite and health recovery care.

For more information about Kandahar Court or Kandahar Home call 0800 36 54 83.

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