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 Care home supports cancer charity with coffee morning

Care home supports cancer charity with coffee morning

By 5th October, 2018 Press Releases Comments Off

HOMEMADE cakes and buns helped a Chesterfield care home raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support – as part of The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Holmewood Care Home, on Barnfield Close, held a coffee morning in support the charity’s nationwide annual fundraising campaign.

The home’s staff and residents all participated in baking activities to create a wide-range of tasty treats for visitors.

Coffee and walnut, chocolate fudge, lemon sponge and Victoria sponge were just some of those available.

Residents who took part in baking were given the choice of a free foot spa treatment or facial in the home’s dedicated pampering room.

Sandra Brunt, the home’s cook, won a bottle of wine and box of luxury chocolates after her cake was named the best on show.

The home raised £110.00 to support the work of Macmillan, which provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer.

Kathleen Richardson, home manager at Holmewood Care Home, said: “The Macmillan coffee morning was a lovely time to meet and greet families, friends and visitors from the local community.

“It was also an opportunity to showcase what our kitchen staff, care staff and residents had baked in support of the occasion.

“We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along and helped us raise a wonderful amount for such a worthy cause.”

Macmillan’s The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning took place across the country, with thousands of events to raise funds for the charity. Last year they raised over £27 million.