Care home’s vintage tea party raises funds for Devon Air Ambulance

Bay Court resident Richard Metson preenting a fundraising cheque to Devon Air Ambulance Trust volunt

Bay Court resident Richard Metson preenting a fundraising cheque to Devon Air Ambulance Trust volunteer Simon Card. Picture: Annmarie Turner - Credit: Annmarie Turner

A vintage tea party at a Budleigh Salterton care home has raised vital funds for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

A final total of £206 was raised for the charity by Bay Court Residential and Nursing Home, in West Hill.

Resident Richard Metson, who was the charity's first pilot in 1992, presented Simon Card, a volunteer for the DAAT with a cheque.

The garden was decorated with bunting made from old lace table cloths and guest were served Prosecco while enjoying a spread of cucumber sandwiches, homemade quiches, cakes and scones with 'lashings' of clotted cream.

Musica provided 'old time' songs to entertain the residents and their families.


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Annmarie Turner, activities coordinator at Bay Court, said: "I like to keep our residents connected with life outside our home.

"Fundraising for charities, which the residents have had a connection with, makes perfect sense."

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