Wilmslow cinema event raises funds for NHS charity

Tuesday, 12th December 2023

Carefound Home Care has raised over £240 for East Cheshire NHS Charity with a dementia-friendly screening at The Rex Cinema in Wilmslow.

Carefound Home Care Rex Cinema event in Wilmslow
Rebecca Ward from Macclesfield General Hospital, Sarah Vickers from Carefound Home Care, Rachel Wallace from East Cheshire NHS Charity

Carefound Home Care, which provides support to older people living in their own homes, partnered with The Rex Cinema in Wilmslow to show the timeless Christmas classic, ‘Miracle on 34th Street’.

Over 40 people attended including Carefound Home Care clients, family members and carers, as well as members from local dementia group, In Together.

Not only did attendees enjoy complimentary tea and cakes baked by Carefound Home Care carers, but they also had private use of the ‘Ballroom Screen’ meaning everything was specially set up to be particularly suitable for people living with dementia or with mobility needs.

A client of Carefound Home Care who attended the screening said:

“Thank you very much for giving us such a special afternoon, it was a most enjoyable start to the Christmas festivities. The attention to detail meant that everybody could relax in a pleasant atmosphere. A big success, thank you.”

Tea and cake at the Rex Cinema in Wilmslow
Attendees enjoying tea and cake at The Rex Cinema in Wilmslow

The event raised over £240 for East Cheshire NHS Charity through donations and cake purchases.

Rachel Wallace, Head of Communications and Engagement at East Cheshire NHS Charity, said:

“I cannot thank Carefound Home Care enough for choosing to fundraise for East Cheshire NHS Charity.”

“We are East Cheshire NHS Trust’s charity and provide for the added extras that the NHS can’t fund. It’s these added extras that make all the difference to patient experience, whether it’s funding toys for children to play with whilst waiting for appointments; or staff well-being areas, where they can recharge to keep providing the best possible patient care.”

“It’s because of people like Carefound Home Care fundraising for us that we can go the extra mile for our community. The event at the Wilmslow Rex was absolutely amazing and it felt so special to be there and part of the afternoon.”

Annie Woodall, Marketing, Film & Event Coordinator at The Rex Cinema in Wilmslow, said:

“Carefound Home Care does a wonderful job at providing care for people within our community, and it was a joy to be able to bring them to The Rex for a Christmas cinema experience. We hope to continue the screenings with them in the future and be a small part of the work they do.”

If you’re keen to learn about future dementia-friendly events at The Rex Cinema in Wilmslow you can contact Carefound Home Care’s friendly, local team on 01625 326470 or at www.carefound.co.uk/wilmslow.