Colleagues at HC-One’s Kirkwood Court care home in Newcastle upon Tyne recently hosted a coffee morning bake off competition, in order to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
With families not being able to visit due to coronavirus restrictions, wellbeing coordinators, Sarah Strawbridge and Lauren Proctor were not able to put on the usual coffee morning, but by using their initiatives, the girls were able to keep the coffee morning fun, by hosting a staff bake off.
Colleagues from the home were all tasked to bake the most beautiful cake and donate money to join, with Residents being the judge of the winners.
Different categories in the bake off included, best bought, Macmillan masterpiece, most creative cupcake and best brownie or bake. Colleagues at Kirkwood Court were definitely up to the task, as most staff got involved, with people coming in for testing donating pieces of cake, along with nurses visiting.
Residents really enjoyed being able to judge on which cake was best out of the amazing creations, with Resident Dorothy H presenting staff with awards for winning.
“I have had a lovely time, with lots of laughs,” said Kirkwood Court Resident, Lily Irvine.
Through this small competition, staff have managed to raise over £50 so far, with many more opportunities to come in the future.
Kirkwood Court Senior Lead, Sandra Brown said: “It’s brilliant how staff have all come together to support this brilliant cause.”