Retirement home group raise more than £500 at ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’

PUBLISHED: 12:23 05 October 2020 | UPDATED: 12:23 05 October 2020

Staff from Ness Court: chef manager Stephanie Johnston, wellbeing and inclusion assistant Christina Shillingford and assistant chef Aimee Clasby, with their mobile Macmillan cake trolley. Picture: Sanctuary Retirement Living

Staff from Ness Court: chef manager Stephanie Johnston, wellbeing and inclusion assistant Christina Shillingford and assistant chef Aimee Clasby, with their mobile Macmillan cake trolley. Picture: Sanctuary Retirement Living

Sanctuary Retirement Living

A retirement home group – with homes in March and Burwell – have raised more than £540 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Selection of the goodies that Jubilee Court had on sale and the raffle prizes which were generously donated by local people. Picture: Sanctuary Retirement LivingSelection of the goodies that Jubilee Court had on sale and the raffle prizes which were generously donated by local people. Picture: Sanctuary Retirement Living

Jubilee Court in March and Ness Court in Burwell, both owned by Sanctuary Retirement Living, took part in the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ event.

In March, staff held a raffle and cake sale and in Burwell, staff also held a cake sale and staged cake-themed games, all to raise funds and awareness for Macmillan.

You may also want to watch:

A spokesperson for Sanctuary Retirement Living said: “With the ongoing social distancing restrictions, they couldn’t hold their usual big coffee mornings.

Selection of the goodies that Jubilee Court had on sale and the raffle prizes which were generously donated by local people. Picture: Sanctuary Retirement LivingSelection of the goodies that Jubilee Court had on sale and the raffle prizes which were generously donated by local people. Picture: Sanctuary Retirement Living

“So instead, staff at both services decided to do ‘Mobile Macmillan’ and delivered the cakes and sweet treats directly to residents’ apartment doors.

“Thanks to our teams’ hard work, great raffle prize donations from the local community and the generosity of residents on the day.”

Jubilee Court raised £400 and Ness Court raised £146, giving a total of £546.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Cambs Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Cambs Times