Residents and staff at Holcroft Grange care home in Culcheth brewed up £220 in donations for the home’s activities fund and Macmillan Cancer Support this September when they took part in the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’.
Family, friends, volunteers and members of the local community joined residents at the CLS-run home as they took part in the annual fundraising event. As well as offering tea, coffee and a good chat, staff and residents held a raffle and sold cakes donated by family and friends to raise money for the two causes.
The £220 of donations will be split, with £100 going to Macmillan Cancer Support and £120 going to the Holcroft Grange activities fund, which is used to pay for trips and days out for residents of the care home.
Lillian Benson, who is a resident at the home, spent the morning in the kitchen baking and preparing for the event. Baking runs in the Benson family, as the 85 year-old amateur baker also raffled off a chocolate cake made by her son, Jim. Lillian, whose favourite cake is cream scones, commented: “The coffee morning was wonderful. It was nice to get in the kitchen and bake again!”
Nicola Newens, activity coordinator at Holcroft Grange, commented: “The coffee morning was a big success and there was a brilliant turnout. We want to give a big thanks to everyone who donated and helped us raise £220. Our residents really enjoyed themselves and there was a lovely atmosphere around the home.”
The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is held annually across the UK and is Macmillan Cancer Support’s largest fundraising event for people facing cancer. Macmillan Cancer Support is one of Britain’s largest charities and provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer.