Colleagues of and people supported by the charity Community Integrated Care in the Hampshire community raised over £1000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Their services and offices took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, whilst one member of its local management team dared to ‘Brave the Shave’, sheering her locks to fundraise for the charity.
Community Integrated Care is one of Britain’s biggest social care charities. In the Hampshire community it supports hundreds of people with learning disabilities, mental health concerns and autism, to lead full and independent lives.
The charity held Coffee Morning events in a number of its local services, as well as its Wickham based regional office. The events saw colleagues and people supported by the charity bake delicious cakes and welcome members of the local community, for fun and inclusive celebrations.
Suzanne Nolan, who oversees a number of care and support services in the local area in her role as Service Leader, shaved her head for Macmillan, participating in their ‘Brave the Shave’ campaign. Suzanne, who was inspired to take part having had family members experience cancer, raised over £700.
Sam Leath, Regional Director for Community Integrated Care in the South, says: “Cancer is a disease that touches the lives of many people, so we were keen to play our part in fundraising to help people receive the support that they need. Our charity is committed to enabling people we support to enjoy great experiences, contribute to their community and gain new life skills. By developing new baking skills and being part of this event, the people we support really gained a lot from being part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.”