A CARE company in Redditch has raised £170 for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal, smashing their initial target.

Home Instead Redditch and Bromsgrove hosted virtual events, including a virtual pub quiz and a virtual bingo night to raise the cash.

Marie Curie, which helps people living with terminal illnesses, is a cause close to the Home Instead team, having lost one of their team members to cancer.

Annie Dixon-Dunn, owner of Home Instead Redditch and Bromsgrove said: “The fundraising was a great way for our caregivers to have a bit of fun whilst simultaneously raising money for a great cause.

"We care for elderly and vulnerable people throughout the local community, and we see first-hand the wonderful things these charities do for people throughout their final weeks.

"They are truly invaluable, and we have loved fundraising to support them.”

Kerry Williams, head of people and marketing at Home Instead, set out to reach an initial £100 target for the charity. She said: "“The events were great fun. Our team of caregivers rallied around, supporting the events and also generously donating to the cause.

“We were so pleased to raise such an amazing amount of money for such a wonderful cause.

"Annie and I have both lost close friends to terminal cancer, and to lose one of our own team to cancer last year was so heart-breaking.

"The charity did amazing work to support them throughout the end of their lives, and we really wanted to give back however we could.

“Annie said when we started that if we could raise the target amount, then for a bit of fun, she would don a daffodil yellow wig for our team meetings.

"I’m happy to say that she held up her side of the bargain! She thanked the team for all their donations, and their hard work, and it certainly brought a smile to the faces of our team to see her in the wig.”

Home Instead provide home care across Redditch and Bromsgrove, which range from companionship to specialist dementia care.