Guild Care hosts Worthing’s first ever Christmas Pudding Race this morning (Saturday November 30th) at South Street Square (by the clock tower) at 10.00 am.
All proceeds raised are to support local people with dementia and Guild Care’s ‘Building a Home to Remember’ appeal. The appeal is to enable the opening of a 60 bed specialist care home and well being centre providing community services to support older people through their dementia journey.
Teams of five will race head to head as they take on an inflatable assault course, hang baubles on a Christmas tree, chuck presents in a Santa’s Sack and finish on an inflatable slide to tag their partner – all in fancy dress whilst holding onto a Christmas pudding!
Once all five members of the team have completed the course, the clock stops and the team with the fastest time at the end of the day will be declared Worthing’s first Christmas Pudding Race Champions!
For local families experiencing dementia, Christmas can be a difficult time, particularly for the carers of people with the disease who strive to make Christmas a special time for their families whilst coping with the demands of their caring role. The right support over the festive time is crucial so that carers and their loved ones with dementia can enjoy time with their families whilst also taking a break.
Guild Care’s new dementia wellbeing centre will support people year round, including at Christmas time, to make sure that local people receive the care they need.
The Christmas Pudding Race is open to businesses, community groups and the local public.