TEA, coffee and cakes have helped care homes across Derbyshire raise hundreds for those living with life-limiting illnesses.
The region’s Hill Care Group homes invited the community in for a hot drink and homemade sweet treats to generate donations for Ashgate Hospicecare’s Care for a Cuppa campaign.
Events were held at Barnfield, Springbank House and Holmewood care homes, all in Chesterfield, Burton Closes Hall Care Home, in Bakewell, and Longmoor Lodge Care Home, in Sandiacre.
They raised a combined total of £511.52 for Ashgate Hospicecare, which provides free-of-charge services to patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families.
Wendy Waddicor, managing director of the Hill Care Group, said: “Ashgate Hospicecare provides a vital service to its patients and we are delighted to be able to support their annual fundraising campaign.
“I want to say a huge thank you to all our care home teams for their efforts in making the Care for a Cuppa event so successful. We raised a massive amount for the Hospice and I’m sure it will go a long way to helping those in need.”
Last year, Ashgate Hospicecare raised over £20,000 through the Care for a Cuppa campaign.
Alison Ward-Foster, partnerships manager at Ashgate Hospicecare, said: “It is absolutely amazing how much the Hill Care homes raised and will make such a difference to our patients and their loved ones.
“Their gift could pay for 10 patients to receive a visit from our fantastic hospice at home team, enabling them to stay in their own home when it matters most.
“On behalf of everyone at Ashgate Hospicecare, we would like to say a huge thank you to the Hill Care homes.”