LOCAL dog owners and their pooches were among the guests at a Cumnor care home’s Macmillan coffee morning – where canine cakes were served.
Chawley Grove care home, on Cumnor Hill, put a twist on the traditional fundraising event by catering for doggy guests as well as human cake lovers.
The event – which was hosted in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support was part of the nationwide ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ initiative.
Dogs feasted on special dog-friendly treats and Michael Krasser, Community Relations Lead at Chawley Grove, said that residents were overjoyed to welcome the pooches and their owners to join them.
Michael said: “Everyone loved having the dogs join us – they were utterly adorable.
“We had a lot of fun deciding what to make for them, and the doggie cakes looked so good that we had to remember they weren’t for us!
“Fortunately there were plenty of non-canine options for the rest of us to enjoy, but there’s no doubt that having these pets as part of our coffee morning made it extra special.”
A pair of Alpacas also joined in the celebration in the home’s garden.
Residents and children enjoyed a chance to pet and feed them with an especially created Alpaca friendly, raisin sweetened cake recipe.
Esme Wyatt said: “My husband and I very much enjoyed our visit and there certainly was a great buzz about the place.
“There was a marvellous selection of cakes and the staff were delightful and welcoming. We look forward to coming again soon.”
Chawley Grove is part of Hamberley Care Homes, a group of luxury homes opening across the UK.