Fundraiser gives care home residents afternoon tea treat at Glen Tanar

Some of the residents enjoying their afternoon tea.
Some of the residents enjoying their afternoon tea.

Residents of Bellfield Care Home in Banchory enjoyed an afternoon of tea, cake, scones and music at Glen Tanar Ballroom on Tuesday, August 16, thanks to funding from The Summer Marquee Ball which donated £13,250 last year to the Friends of Bellfield.

The Summer Marquee Committee has raised over £360,000 for charitable organisations over the past 19 years and the funding has given the Friends of Bellfield the opportunity to consult with staff at the care home to create experiences which enhance the lives of all residents.

Glen Tanar’s Victorian Ballroom, a building steeped in history within a beautiful Deeside setting was chosen as the venue which enabled the residents and staff to enjoy the outdoors before sitting down to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea provided by Country Flavours of Alford.

Residents were then entertained by talented local musicians Susan Zappert on the harp and piano and Louise Counsell on the violin.

Friends of Bellfield committee member Maureen Mutch said: “The funding received from the Summer Marquee Ball in 2015 (£13,250) has allowed us to consult with staff to fund various projects within Bellfield and organise special treats like today’s outing.

"The benefits of such events help to enhance people’s wellbeing and provide the opportunity to take residents out of their normal environment. Glen Tanar Ballroom was the ideal venue, with good access for the less abled and idyllic surroundings.

"The team at Glen Tanar gave invaluable support in organising the event and their warm hospitality ensured we had a fun afternoon with lots of happy residents.”

To end the outing the residents and staff were welcomed back to Bellfield with the ‘skirl o the pipes’ by piper Ben Pirrie, Maureen’s grandson.