Carer bathes in beans for Children in Need

    18th November 2016 | By | Reply More
    Braving a bath of baked beans, activities organiser Julia Puia raised funds for Children in Need at Colten Care's Court Lodge care home in Lymington.

    Braving a bath of baked beans, activities organiser Julia Puia raised funds for Children in Need at Colten Care’s Court Lodge care home in Lymington.

    A courageous care home worker had 100 cans of baked beans poured over her in aid of Children in Need.

    Activities Organiser Julia Puia endured the hour-long chilly challenge at family-owned Colten Care’s Lymington home, Court Lodge.

    Residents, relatives, staff and volunteers donated the cans and took turns to deluge the 23-year-old with the beans, helping to raise more than £300.  

    Julia said: “I kept turning round and thinking it must be nearly finished but the beans just kept coming.

    “In the end I was getting cold and hoping it would be over and done with but overall I did enjoy it. 

    “It was great fun to do something for Children in Need that residents and staff could get involved in right here in the home. Thank you to everyone who supported me.”

    Resident Vera Diplock, who took great delight in soaking Julia, joked: “I was beginning to get hungry knowing there wouldn’t be a bean left in the home after all this!”

    Home Manager Sam Reid said: “Well done to Julia for doing such a great job in aid of Children in Need.”

    Julia’s challenge was just one of several initiatives that Colten Care team members and residents are staging in aid of the annual BBC appeal this year.

    A virtual bike ride, photo competition and auction of donated items have helped take the ‘totaliser’ to more than £2,500.   

    Colten Care, which runs 20 care homes in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and Sussex, has a policy of linking its residents’ activities programmes with fundraising for charity.

    To watch a short film of Julia’s baked bean bath, visit www.YouTube.com/ColtenCare.

    For more information and to make a Children in Need donation through Colten Care, visit www.coltencare.co.uk/ChildrenInNeed. 

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