Hemel Hempstead care home raises hundreds for Macmillan Cancer Support

The Lodge care home changed the way they normally host their Macmillan coffee morning

Wednesday, 30th September 2020, 11:04 am
Updated Wednesday, 30th September 2020, 11:09 am

A care home in Hemel Hempstead raised over £250 for Macmillan when it hosted a coffee morning yesterday (Tuesday).

The Lodge care home, on Broad Street, - part of B&M care homes - organised a coffee morning in a box for the relatives, where they pre-ordered their cakes ready to be picked up and enjoyed at home. They also held a coffee morning in the home for residents, with all money from both events donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

There was also B&M staff Bake Off, where team members had to bake their signature cake for a judge to taste.

There was a raffle to raise for money for Macmillan

Sarah Beck, engagement lead at The Lodge, said: "What a day!

"We had lots of cakes and raised just over £250 for Macmillan, we also had a raffle which went down well.

"Residents enjoyed the morning eating cakes and playing games. Helping out pulling the raffle tickets out.

"We also had a B&M bake of with cupcakes and brownies and fruit loaf. The cupcakes were a tie, chosen by Ruth at head office and some of the residents."

The Lodge care home raised just over 250 for Macmillan Cancer Support

One of the resident's family said: "What a lovely worthwhile cause, happy we could help come and support what fantastic work they do here and what delicious cakes.”

The official date for Coffee Morning was Friday, September 25, but with the coronavirus pandemic putting a stop to many fundraising events, Macmillan encouraged people to hold a coffee morning on any day they wanted.

The money raised will help Macmillan do whatever it takes to be there for people living with cancer and provide the support they need.

For more information about Macmillan's coffee morning visit: coffee.macmillan.org.uk.

The residents helped pick the raffle tickets
The Lodge care home raised money for Macmillan Cancer Support