September 30th, 2016

Bromsgrove care home raises money for The Women’s Refuge

Bromsgrove care home raises money for The Women’s Refuge Bromsgrove care home raises money for The Women’s Refuge
Jenna Alexander (student placement) dishes up cupcakes to Diana Taylor (resident), Helen Barron (activities co-ordinator), Patrick Maddox (resident) and Nora Walsh (resident). Photo by Marcus Mingins
Updated: 2:18 pm, Mar 18, 2016

A CAKE sale was held at the Breme Care Home in Bromsgrove to raise much-needed funds for The Women’s Refuge.

The event, held on International Women’s Day, saw residents make cupcakes and decorate them before selling them to family members and friends.

After the busy baking session to relax, residents settled down with popcorn and hot chocolate to watch the film Suffragette about the women’s suffragette movement.

Activities leader Helen Barron said: “It was an excellent day enjoyed by our male and female residents.”

She added there was a lot of discussion about how women’s roles had changed over the years.

“One resident remembers her mother saying women should be able to vote, while another talked about how it became more acceptable for women to wear trousers rather than dresses and skirts which was a big thing.

“I didn’t realise this is where the comment ‘who where’s the trousers’ came from.”

The proceeds from the day will be used to buy toiletry sets for women who flee their homes to go to the refuge.

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