A Broughty Ferry care centre organised a day of fun activities at the weekend raising over £700 for Huntington’s Disease.
On Saturday the staff of Linlathen Neurodisability Centre held the fun day in support of the Scottish Huntington’s Association.
Staff were encouraged to wear fancy dress and make a small donation and the entertainment kicked off with music in the lounge from one of the talented residents.
There was also a tombola, face painting, a cake stall, strawberries and cream and a ‘Guess the baby photo’ competition.
Outside, the visitors could take part in an egg and spoon race, a three legged race, try to beat the goalie or meet Daisy the pantomime cow who made a surprise visit.
Team leader Judith Barber volunteered to shave her head for the Scottish Huntington’s Association and centre manager Suzanne Wilson, dressed as a dragon, was pelted with wet sponges.
A spokesperson for the Linlathen Neurodisability Centre said: “It was an enjoyable day for everyone involved and Linlathen staff are very grateful for the support and generosity of everyone who came along on the day.
“The fun day at Linlathen raised over £700. Work to extend the Huntington’s unit has recently begun and the fun day was organised as a way of raising the profile of this devastating neurological condition. There is no cure and each child of a parent with Huntington’s has a 50 per cent chance of inheriting the same faulty gene.
“The centre opened as a home for the elderly about 22 years ago but for almost a decade it has been a neurodisability centre, including a specialist wing for residents with Huntington’s Disease.”
To donate to the Scottish Huntington’s Association, text HDSCOTLAND to 7003, or contact email@example.com or on 0141 848 0308.