A FESTIVE cinema event has helped fund extra facilities for NHS patients and staff.

Carefound Home Care has raised more than £240 for East Cheshire NHS Charity with a dementia-friendly screening at The Rex Cinema in Wilmslow.

More than 40 clients, family members and carers watched the timeliness Christmas classic, Miracle on 34th Street.

Complimentary tea and cakes were baked by carers.

Guests had private use of the ‘Ballroom Screen’, where everything was specially set up for people living with dementia or with mobility needs.

One client said: “Thank you very much for giving us such a special afternoon.

“It was a most enjoyable start to the Christmas festivities.

“The attention to detail meant that everybody could relax in a pleasant atmosphere.”

Rachel Wallace, head of communications and engagement at East Cheshire NHS Charity, said: “I cannot thank Carefound Home Care enough for choosing to fundraise for East Cheshire NHS Charity.”

“We provide for the added extras that the NHS can't fund.

“This makes all the difference to patient experience, whether it’s funding toys for children to play with whilst waiting for appointments or staff wellbeing areas, where they can recharge to keep providing the best possible patient care.

“It’s because of people fundraising for us that we can go the extra mile for our community.

“The event at the Wilmslow Rex was absolutely amazing and it felt so special to be there and part of the afternoon.”

Annie Woodall, marketing, film and event co-ordinator at The Rex Cinema, said: “Carefound Home Care does a wonderful job at providing care for people within our community.

“It was a joy to be able to bring them to The Rex for a Christmas cinema experience.

“We hope to continue the screenings with them in the future and be a small part of the work they do.”

For details about future dementia-friendly events at The Rex Cinema call the Carefound Home Care team on 01625 326470.