Staff don their cosiest pyjamas to raise money

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A CARE home team dressed in their best pyjamas, onsies and slippers last week in a fun charity fundraiser.

Staff at Valerie Manor Nursing and Residential Care Home in Henfield Road, Upper Beeding wore their night clothes to work on March 2 and raised £60 for St Barnabas House hospice

Emma Wood, head of residential care, said it was great to see members of staff take part in the day.

She said: “It was really funny to see everyone in pyjamas and it was lovely to see the residents’ smile and enjoy the day.”

The event was organised by care assistant Gemma Fielder who is leaving the home at the end of the month to pursue a career with Sussex Police.

Office manager Alan Fry said: “The staff come up with their own unique ideas to raise funds for our friends at St Barnabas and all of our residents enjoy these special events.”

Mr Fry will be running the Brighton Marathon next month.

Nurse Linda Norman will also be taking part in the Lands End to John O’Groats bike challenge in September for the hospice.

Valerie Manor is a small family-run home that recently celebrated its seventh year running.

Accommodating just twenty-three residents, the team are able to offer that little extra care and attention to make them feel completely at ease.

The staff is led by manager Zoë Bates who lives on the site.

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Donations can be made through Valerie Manor’s Just Giving page at: