Care Home Throws A Delicious Bun Fight For Macmillan

There was no shortage of volunteer tasters when Ferndown’s Amberwood House hosted a Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

The Colten Care-owned home in Ringwood Road wowed residents and visitors alike with a mouthwatering display of sponge cakes, meringues, scones and eclairs.

Amberwood House activities organiser Julia Hough said: “When our chef Lorna brought out her cakes a collective “ahhh” went across the room.

“They were so beautiful it was almost a shame to eat them, but of course we did and we’re very pleased to say we raised over £117 for Macmillan.”

Family-owned Colten Care came up with an extra ‘sweetener’ for its Macmillan party goers this year, in the form of a very special cake.

Each one of its 20 care homes in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire, was given a ‘golden’ cupcake, which looked the same as any other on the outside but contained a hidden layer of edible gold leaf through the middle.

Resident Julia Thompson, who was enjoying a respite stay at Amberwood House was amazed to find she had picked the golden cupcake and in doing so won herself a bottle of bubbly and a place in a £500 prize draw for shopping vouchers and a Colten Care donation to Macmillan on her behalf.

According to Macmillan Cancer Support, one in two people will now face cancer at some point in their lifetime. For more information on the coffee morning campaign, visit







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