Golden opportunity at New Forest care home's Macmillan coffee morning
Colten Care residents supported Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning with cupcake competition
The kettles went on and the freshly baked cakes were served as Colten Care residents in the New Forest supported the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 28 September 2018.
They were joined by relatives, friends, staff and community contacts, all doing their bit for the annual fundraiser in aid of people affected by cancer.
All six Colten Care homes in the Forest, plus 14 others in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and Sussex, took part, adding a Willy Wonka-style twist to the proceedings.
Among the cakes and pastries at each home was a ‘Golden Cupcake’, containing an edible gold leaf filling hidden inside.
Lucky recipients won a bottle of bubbly and have been entered into a prize draw with the chance to win £250 in shopping vouchers. Colten Care will make an equivalent £250 donation to Macmillan on their behalf.
As well as the cupcake search, homes hosted garden events, live music and even staff-versus-relatives bake-off competitions.
Tim Wookey, Companionship Director at Colten Care, said: “Our residents and team members really enjoy welcoming friends and contacts into our homes and of course helping good causes. The coffee morning is a great community initiative that brings people together, raises awareness of Macmillan’s work and generates donations. Our Golden Cupcakes added a definite talking point.”
Colten Care resident John Griffin said: “This was a lovely, happy get-together in aid of a charity that does such amazing work.”
Macmillan Cancer Support works with people affected by cancer to provide the tools and inspiration needed to get through their treatment. Macmillan's research helps the charity understand the needs and experiences of people affected by cancer, to develop and influence better care services. For more information on Macmillan Cancer Support, visit www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee or follow #CoffeeMorning or @macmillancoffee.
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Colten Care residents and team members enjoy the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Pictured are staff Nina Upwood, Justin Corder, Lilly Chiu and Mark Newell with residents Ian Milroy and John Griffin.