Sohail Daniel, Home Manager at Colten Care’s Newstone House, volunteered to go into the stocks to raise cash for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Sturminster Newton Mayor Cllr Andrew Donaldson and Mayoress Heather Johnson joined staff and residents to pay for the pleasure of pelting Sohail with wet sponges.
The icing on the cake came – literally – when Rebekah Goddard, Activity Organiser, smeared Sohail with two cupcakes.
“It was a delicious end to a rather wet few minutes but it was all in aid of a great cause and a lot of fun,” said Sohail.
Earlier the home had thrown open its doors to the local community, serving up a delicious selection of homemade cakes and pastries.
They included a ‘golden’ cupcake, looking the same as any other on the outside but containing a hidden layer of edible gold leaf through the middle.
The lucky recipient, administrator Gill Kellythorn, won a bottle of champagne and was also entered into a draw to win £250 with a further £250 donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Cllr Donaldson said: “It’s always a pleasure to visit Newstone House and meet the staff and residents.
“The coffee morning was great fun and, together with everyone else, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.”
As well as Newstone House, family-owned Colten Care also ran Macmillan coffee mornings at its 19 other care homes in Dorset, Hampshire, Sussex and Wiltshire.
According to Macmillan Cancer Support, one in two people will now face cancer at some point in their lifetime. For more information on the coffee morning campaign, visit www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee.