Raising hundreds of pounds proved a piece of cake when Colten Care homes in Dorset took part in this year’s Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
Chef Anita Vine baked more than 40 cakes for sale at the family owned company’s Avon Cliff home in Bournemouth, including chocolate and guinness, lemon drizzle and carrot cakes.
Residents, relatives and friends were invited to the coffee morning and helped raise a total of £216 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Dawn Watson, Activity Organiser, said: “We also had entertainment from keyboard player Paul Hammond and we finished off with everyone singing ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ and waving their flags. It was a great success.”
Canford Chase in Branksome Park, Poole, raised £125 for Macmillan after supporting the nationwide coffee morning initiative for the fourth year running.
“Everyone enjoyed themselves and had lots of coffee and cake for a very worthy cause. It went very well,” said Maria Grant, Activity Organiser.
She added: “The coffee morning gave us another opportunity to throw open our doors and invite the local community in to see how fulfilling life in a care home can be.”
The coffee mornings are Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event. Last year 154,000 people across the UK held a coffee morning and raised a record £20 million for people living with cancer.