Care home residents go for gold with Macmillan fundraising
New Forest Colten Care homes raise funds for the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning - with a Willy Wonka style twist!
The Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning became a truly ‘glittering’ occasion at 21 care homes across the south.
As they raised their mugs and tucked into fresh homemade cakes and pastries, hundreds of Colten Care residents and staff enjoyed a Willy Wonka-style twist on the annual charity get-together.
Chefs at each home in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and West Sussex included a ‘Golden Cupcake’, with an edible golden centre, in every batch of cakes they baked and served.
Each lucky recipient of the tasty treat has been entered into a draw with the chance to win a prize worth £500 - made up of £250 in shopping vouchers and an equivalent £250 donation from Colten Care to Macmillan on their behalf. The overall winner will also win a bottle of bubbly.
As well as the search for a golden cupcake, this year’s Macmillan fun at Colten Care included raffles and cake sales at various homes, plus stalls selling gift items donated by community friends or made by residents in arts and crafts activities.
Savoy Songs at Outstanding-rated Woodpeckers in Brockenhurst
At Outstanding-rated Woodpeckers in Brockenhurst, the garden echoed to the sounds of ‘Savoy Songs’ with residents singing along to jazz standards played live by two musicians from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and led by Colten Care’s Music and Arts Partner Fiona Pritchard.
Resident Audrey Wainwright said: “I really enjoyed the afternoon in the sunshine singing along with the music. The staff worked so hard to put it on.”
Among residents at other homes, Ken Vivian, who lives at Brook View in West Moors, Dorset, said: “I have always supported Macmillan. It’s a very worthy cause and I think fundraising is important to raise people’s awareness.”
Ken’s sentiments were shared by Colten Care Operations Director Elaine Farrer who said: “The Macmillan coffee morning is an ideal opportunity to have fun while raising money to help fight cancer in the process. It’s something we are proud to take part in every year.”
Research by Macmillan Cancer Support has shown that the number of people living with a cancer diagnosis in the UK is set to rise from 2.5 million to around four million by 2030. Funds raised at the annual coffee morning provide help and support for cancer patients, family members and carers. For more information, visit macmillan.org.uk.
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Husband and wife Fred and Iris Woodford, who live at Colten Care’s Outstanding-rated Woodpeckers in Brockenhurst, enjoying the garden singalong for Macmillan
Team members at Colten Care’s Brook View in West Moors, Dorset with a table of cupcakes in front of them.
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Three of Colten's New Forest homes are rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission: Linden House specialist dementia care home in Lymington, Woodpeckers residential home in Brockenhurst and Kingfishers in New Milton.
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With more than 30 years’ experience, Colten Care is an award-winning family-owned care home company. It has 21 quality care homes covering Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and Sussex and offers a range of services spanning residential, nursing and dementia care. Seven of the homes are rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission and Colten Care earns a consistently high group score, currently 9.9 out of ten, on the public review site Carehome.co.uk. Based on such third-party advocacy, Colten Care is the UK’s highest-rated care home group for its size.
All Colten Care homes are registered for nursing care
All homes are registered for nursing care and four are dedicated dementia care homes with Admiral Nurse support. Unlike people who receive domiciliary care in their own homes, residents in Colten Care homes have the reassurance that 24/7 nurse-led care with companionship is on hand whenever they need it. Residents live in the highest standards of accommodation, enjoying homecooked food, fresh laundry and housekeeping services, and safe, peaceful and inspiring gardens. Colten Care also supports residents to raise thousands of pounds for charities of their choice every year. Founded more than 35 years ago, Colten Care has won multiple awards for the quality of its care and remains an independent, family-owned care home provider. For more information, visit www.ColtenCare.co.uk
Three Colten Care homes in the New Forest are rated outstanding
Colten Care operates six residential nursing and care homes in the New Forest, three of which are rated Outstanding and three of which are in Lymington: Belmore Lodge, Court Lodge and dementia specialist Linden House (Outstanding). There are also homes in Brockenhurst -Woodpeckers (Outstanding), New Milton - Kingfishers (Outstanding) and Mudeford - Avon Reach. Click on the links to find out more about each home...