Some of the Group's sheltered housing schemes have been hard at work raising money for Macmillan Cancer support by taking part in ‘the world’s biggest coffee morning’.
The ‘world’s biggest coffee morning’ is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for those facing cancer. Each year, people all over the UK host their own coffee mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. Since it was launched in 1990, Macmillan coffee mornings have raised over £165.5 million.
This year, three of the Group's sheltered housing schemes hosted their own coffee mornings, raising over £470.
Milward Court in Shoreham held a coffee morning on 27 September, which raised £130.30 through selling cakes and hosting a raffle and auction. Estella Roberts, the Group's Scheme Services Coordinator for Milward Court, said: “We all know someone who has been affected by this dreadful disease, and it’s great we were able to do a little to help ease suffering through our fundraising efforts.”
On 28 September, Charles Court in Worthing raised £240 during their coffee morning, which included a raffle, for which residents donated prizes, and coffee and cake. Kerry Ellis, the Scheme Services Coordinator for Charles Court, said: “It’s great to see everyone doing what they can and really having fun.”
On 29 September, Aldrington Place in Hove hosted a Macmillan coffee morning, which also invited residents from nearby Loriners Court. Scheme Services Coordinator Ian Rabbett helped residents bake cakes to sell alongside a raffle, and those who took part raised £100.50.