Gloucestershire care home turns cupcakes to cash for children’s charity


l-r Debbie Smith, Manager, Betty Ryall, Noel Vining, Sarah Dunn, Patricia Stapleton and Chris Potter. l-r Debbie Smith, Betty Ryall, Noel Vining, Sarah Dunn, Patricia Stapleton and Chris Potter.Residents of a Gloucester care home have helped provide day trips, medical equipment and support for children by baking cakes.


The Knoll Care Home in Tuffley held their own Great British Bake Off in support of Sunny Day’s Children’s Fund.


Staff and residents made cakes and cupcakes and ran a tombola, while relatives, friends and loved ones dug deep.


The day raised £100 for the respected charity, which was chosen by new manager Debbie Smith.


Debbie said: “We’ve been hard at work for a few weeks, with residents practising at baking their favourite cakes. At least that way, we were able to have a few ourselves because it wasn’t long before we sold out on the day.


“Sunny Days is a charity very close to my heart and I’m really happy that everyone at The Knoll, as well as making me feel so welcome since starting, was able to raise money for such an important cause.”


Sunny Days supports more than 650 families either through grants or holidays. It also provides support and advice. The national registered charity helps under-18s with a wide range of adverse medical conditions, including Leukaemia, Cerebral Palsy, deafness and blindness as well as other life-hindering conditions.


The Knoll, in Stroud Road, is part of the privately-owned Redwood Healthcare Group, is set within 15 acres of grounds with views over Gloucester and the Forest of Dean.


It is registered with the Care Quality Commission to provide accommodation for 34 older people who require personal care.


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