Morris Dancing brings “joy and laughter” to Swanage care home

Staff at Gainsborough Care Home in Swanage celebrated St George’s Day with Morris Dancing as part of Captain Tom’s 100 Challenge.

The residents were delighted at the care home in Ulwell Road, as they were entertained on Friday 23rd April 2021 by the staff who waved flags as they performed the traditional dancing.


The idea behind Captain Tom’s 100 Challenge is to mark Sir Tom Moore’s 101st birthday while raising money for charity.

Gainsborough Care Home in Swanage
Gainsborough Care Home

Raise money for the Care Workers’ Charity

The company Agincare, that owns Gainsborough Care Home, organised the Morris Dancing challenge across all its homes to raise money for the Care Workers’ Charity.

The teams have been grabbing their flags, making flower garlands, affixing ribbons and bells, and coming in on their days off to join practice sessions in preparation for the big day.

Gainsborough Care Home in Swanage - Registered Manager Louise
Gainsborough Care Home

“We’re thankful to support such a worthy cause as Captain Tom’s 100 Challenge”

Manager at Gainsborough Care Home, Louise Von Dorn said:

“Everyone had lots of fun, especially the residents at Gainsborough Care Home who enjoyed watching and clapping along.

“We’re thankful to support such a worthy cause as Captain Tom’s 100 Challenge in aid of the Care Workers’ Charity.”

Organiser Claire Latreille, Agincare Operations Manager added:

“The big Morris Dance is a fantastic way to have some fun on St George’s Day, celebrating one of our great English traditions and also the incredible life of Captain Sir Tom by fundraising for the Care Workers’ Charity – our way of meeting his 100 challenge.

“Every single one of our care homes has embraced the idea, and it brought some joy and laughter to residents and care home workers who have shown incredible resilience over the last 12 months.”

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