|Cakes for Carers|
Cheltenham's Royal Crescent Surgery showed its support for
Carers in the sweetest way possible recently.
Members of the Royal Crescent staff baked cakes or made donations and by the end of the morning, the entire array of cakes had been snapped up by patients.
Annie Epps, a member of the ‘Carers Gloucestershire’ Surgery
Link team, was on hand at the "Cakes for Carers" morning with
information leaflets to give out to those who weren't already aware of the
charity's work and chatted to interested patients.
"A lot of people don't think of themselves as Carers but you don't have to be employed as a Carer to count. Those people who call in regularly on elderly neighbours and make sure they're all right are also Carers."
"It helps if people tell us at the surgery that they are Carers. We can give them a referral form to be involved with Carers Gloucestershire so they can take advantage of the advice available and receive the monthly magazine. "
Practice Manager Mrs Mandy Lewis said "At Royal Crescent we appreciate the difficulties Carers experience and we were delighted to be able to do this to show our practical support."