Coffee and homemade cakes were the order of the day as all 19 care homes owned and run by Colten Care took part in the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
Belmore Lodge and Linden House in Lymington were among those welcoming friends and families for the annual event in aid of cancer support.
Bournemouth-based jazz pianist Lee Hayter provided the live musical back drop at Belmore Lodge, which earlier this year nominated Macmillan as its main charity.
Since then, residents have raised more than £600 through donations and other fundraising activities.
Jackie Fergusson, Colten Care Activities Organiser, said: “We all enjoyed the coffee morning and even had team members coming in on their day off to take part. As the residents had already chosen Macmillan as their overall charity, we wanted to do all we could to raise money. We knew the funds from Hampshire would go towards helping with early diagnosis of cancer as well as treatment and hospital facilities.”
At Linden House, a dedicated dementia care home, residents and guests held a fundraising sweepstake based on guessing the amount of chocolate sprinkles on a cake.
The coffee mornings are Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event. Last year 154,000 people across the UK attended coffee mornings to raise a record £20 million for people living with cancer.