Family members and the team at Heanton Nursing Home took part in ‘wear it pink’ on Friday 18th October to help raise awareness (and funds) for breast cancer.

The ‘wear it pink’ campaign is part of the wider Breast Cancer Awareness month in October that highlights the importance of breast cancer awareness, education and research.

The preparations to coat Heanton in as much pink as possible for the Friday started the evening before.  The breakfast tables were delicately decorated in pink, from the table cloths, napkins, floral arrangements to the choices of pink beverages!

On the day, those that live at the home delved deep into their wardrobes to pull out their pink outfits. We saw hats, socks, onesies, ties and feather boas to name a few!

Andrea, who has been a care assistant (and friend to all) at Heanton since 2017, took to the shops as her wardrobe was lacking in pink, and happened to chance upon a shirt that she couldn’t see anywhere other than on family member Harry Moses’ shoulders.

Harry, 91 years young, was so chuffed with his new pink Hawaiian number, he shared a warm embrace with his loving friend out of gratitude. A special moment we managed to catch on camera.

The home is supporting Breast Cancer Now to raise money to help research the early detection and effective treatment of breast cancer. The collection is still on-going, watch this space for our total collection amount!

This is a cause the home is getting behind because the heart-breaking reality is that one in seven Women in the UK will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. With breast cancer being so prevalent among women in the UK, you are never far away from someone who has been affected by the disease.

The beautiful embrace in this photo shared by Andrea and Harry, on a day so difficult for so many, encompasses the loving, comfortable and inclusive environment created by all at Heanton Nursing Home.  

Inclusivity is not only achieved by the compassionate care team supporting the family members inside the home, but also by the involvement in nationwide events outside of Heanton. Whether it be making pancakes on Shrove Tuesday or observing silence on Remembrance Day, taking part in nationwide events makes sure that people living in the home feel connected, engaged and included as part of everyday society.   


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