Last Friday, like so many other organisations around the country, we took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan Cancer Support.
Merryfield Nursing Home and Bartlett’s Residential Care Home hosted a coffee morning each, bringing staff, residents, families and community members together to enjoy that most quintessentially British tradition of a cup of tea or coffee with a piece of cake.
It would be rude to limit the fundraising to tea and cake, we thought, so our residents and our volunteer Bev made some beautiful flower arrangements to place on our tables, so that people could enjoy them whilst they ate.
Then we brought everyone together to eat cakes made by one of our staff members Barbara and scones made by Sharon’s parents. We even invited our close neighbours and members of our local church.
One of our residents Len compiled a wonderful quiz, which lead to an impromptu rendition of ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary’. The atmosphere was playful, fun and happy, just as it always is when we bring together our staff, residents and community for events like this.
The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning by Macmillan Cancer Support is one of our favourite events to participate in. Not only is it an excuse for us all to eat nice things, but it raises money for a cause that is incredibly close to our hearts.
Macmillan are a wonderful organisation who give support to people who have just been diagnosed with, or are currently fighting, cancer. They’re also there for those who have won their fight. They’re a caring organisation and are there for people in every stage of vulnerability when needed. As a care provider, that resonates with us.
We were incredibly proud to raise £367 pounds through our coffee morning activities. We hope that it will go some way towards helping our friends at Macmillan Cancer Support, who we would like to thank for doing such a wonderful job.
We’d also like to thank everyone who baked for us, as well as everyone who attended our coffee morning and donated.