BEXHILL MP Greg Barker, along with four legged friend, Otto the dachshund, donned suitable knitted atire for their visit to a nursing home in support of Age UK’s Wear Your Worst Woolly Day.
The MP and Minister for Energy and Climate Change was eager to support the initiative that encouraged people throughout the UK to wear their ‘worst woolly’ on February 8, and make a donation to the charity.
Mr Barker had tea and chatted to the residents at Ashridge Court Nursing Home, Barnhorn Road.
He said: “Anything that raises the profile and care of elderly people is an extremely worthwhile cause.
“Many of us take being warm for granted but lots of vulnerable people living in their own homes will struggle with this during the winter months.
“Woolly Jumper Day is a great way to highlight this.
“I would urge anyone worried about staying warm this winter to contact the Homeheat Helpline on 0800 33 66 99 for independent help and advice or the government’s new energy saving advice service on 0300 1231234.”
All the money raised by Age UK will go towards keeping elderly people warm this winter.
Ashridge Court Nursing Home provides holistic resident centred services, and boasts a three -star (excellent) rating by the Quality Care Commission.
In January, TV presenter Kaddy Lee Preston opened its new 16-bed dementia care wing.
• For more information on Ashridge Court Nursing Home, visit the website at: www.ashridgecourt.co.uk