Canterbury care home makes time for a cuppa and cake to support a nationwide cancer charity


meadow-view-macmillan-annie-winkworth-and-claire-murphyA Sanctuary Care home in Canterbury has made time for a cuppa and cake to support a nationwide charity fundraiser.


Meadow Residential Care Home in Blackthorn Road, Hersden put the kettle on  to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’.  


From chocolate cupcakes to lemon drizzle, there were an abundance of delicious homemade cakes available with a cup of tea and coffee, in exchange for a donation to the charity. 


Annie Winkworth, 92-year-old resident said: “It was wonderful to see so many visitors in the home for such a great cause and the cakes were just delicious.”


The Sanctuary Care home’s activities leader Christina York said: “Everybody knows someone who has been affected by cancer so this is a charity which is extremely close to our hearts.


“This is the first time we’ve hosted a coffee morning for Macmillan as we officially opened last November and we will look forward to supporting the charity year on year.”


The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan Cancer Support’s biggest fundraising event, where people across the country get together and have a natter over a cuppa and cake to help the charity support people affected by cancer.


Last year a staggering £25 million was raised and the national charity is aiming to raise even more this year.


For every £25 raised, the charity can pay for a Macmillan nurse to support a family affected by cancer for one hour, while £278 could keep a Macmillan information and support centre stocked for a month with all the resources it needs to support people.



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