THE WORLD’S Biggest Coffee Morning has seen care homes across Teesside raise hundreds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Residents, staff and visitors at four Hill Care homes in Middlesbrough and Stockton-on-Tees organised events as part of the charity’s annual fundraising drive.
The Beeches Care Home, in Newtown, Ingleby Care Home, in Ingleby Barwick, Mandale House Care Home, in Thornaby, and The Gables Care Home, in Middlesbrough, all took part.
Selling cakes, biscuits and sweets, raffle and tombola tickets, as well as generous donations, raised a combined total of almost £440.
The Beeches Care Home, in Stockton-on-Tees, generated £245 after inviting visitors to join residents and staff for a cuppa and a chat.
Homemade cakes, hot drinks and a tombola were available in the home’s bistro, with prizes including £40 in cash and a gift voucher for Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
Resident Janet Wren said: “I thoroughly enjoyed the morning. It was nice to spend time with my family and friends whilst enjoying a slice of Victoria sponge.”
Helen Wood, home manager at The Beeches Care Home, on Green Lane, said: “The residents, staff and visitors all had a lovely time at our Macmillan Coffee Morning.
“We were delighted to raise so much money for the charity, a very worth cause and one close to the hearts of everyone at the home.
“One visitor from nearby Hebron Church congratulated us on running such a good event for the local community and said she was looking forward to coming to more events in future.”
Ingleby Care Home raised £102 with their coffee morning, The Gables took £40 in donations and Mandale House collected £50.
Residents from Briarwood Care Home, also part of the Hill Care Group, were invited to a similar event at Hillsview Academy, on Normanby Road, where pupils and staff were raising money for the charity.
Macmillan’s The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning took place across the country, with thousands of events to raise funds for the charity. Last year they raised over £27 million.