Colten Care home raises over £900 for Macmillan

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macmillanA family-owned Lymington care home has raised more than £900 to help people living with cancer in Hampshire.

Residents and team members at Colten Care’s Belmore Lodge held a series of money-spinning events in aid of the cancer support charity Macmillan.

They included a Christmas market, race night and barbecue along with participation in the annual Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Activity Organiser Jackie Fergusson said: “Residents nominate a main charity to support each year. It is entirely their choice as to who they want to help and this year everyone has really got behind the campaign to help Macmillan.”

A cheque presentation at the home saw a total of £912.27 handed over to Alice Dewsnap-Smith, Macmillan Fundraising Manager for South West Hampshire.

She told an audience of residents that, on average, 26 people in Hampshire are diagnosed with cancer every day.

Alice said: “We are really thankful for this fundraising. Everyone at the home has done a fantastic job. The number of people living with cancer is on the increase and our aim is to ensure that no-one in Hampshire will face cancer alone. The amount raised by Belmore Lodge is enough to fund a Macmillan nurse for a whole week, which is a fantastic achievement.”

The presentation was also attended by Colten Care Chief Executive Mark Aitchison. He said: “Fundraising for charities is something that happens at all our homes and we are delighted with the amount raised for Macmillan by all at Belmore Lodge.”

Colten Care runs 19 care homes across Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire. Its services include residential, nursing, respite and dementia care. Each home chooses a nominated charity to support every year.

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