Residents and staff at a Hertfordshire care home rolled up their sleeves for charity by whipping up a concoction of delicious treats and glorious bakes, with funds raised proving to be the icing on the cake.
With an array of designs and indulgent flavours worthy of a Paul Hollywood handshake, residents at Foxholes Care Home, near Hitchin, served up the sweet treats as part of the nationwide Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday, 25th September.
From cupcakes and muffins to pastries and show-stopping chocolate cakes, residents and staff donned their aprons for Macmillan Cancer Support, with sponsorship going towards the millions of pounds needed to pay for Macmillan nurses, who support people living with the disease.
As well as putting on a banquet of treats at the family-run residential home, the Foxholes team also held a raffle which people could enter following every £2 donation. The winners, Chris and Jo Hewson, relatives of a resident at Foxholes, received an incredible summer berry layer cake made by Foxholes’ head chef, Manuel Tovar Angulo.
Neil Gandecha, estate manager at Foxholes Care Home, said: “All our residents and staff rolled their sleeves up and baked some delicious cakes for Macmillan Cancer Support. Everyone had fun while raising much-needed funds for charity. At Foxholes, we regularly host activities where residents can get mobile, learn new skills, and have fun along the way. We also do our part for some of the amazing and important charities in the UK, and this was a total success for all involved.”
Neil concluded: “We thank everyone who took part and donated – every penny counts. Overall, everyone got stuck in and got to have their cake and eat it – of course, without a soggy bottom in sight!”