Care homes in Bury St Edmunds link up in support of Macmillan Cancer Support

The kettle’s on at Bury St Edmunds care homes as they prepare to host tasty fundraising events

Two local care homes are asking the people to join them for coffee, cake and a chat to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

From 10.30am-12 noon, on Friday, September 28, Care UK’s Davers Court, on Shakers Lane, is taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and hopes local people will join them in supporting the millions of people facing cancer in the UK.

In the afternoon, the team at Glastonbury Court, on Glastonbury Road, will also be opening the doors to the public for their fundraising event from 2pm to 5pm.

Residents and visitors to both events will be able to enjoy a relaxing day sharing a cuppa with friends, along with a tempting selection of homemade cakes and treats – all of which will be available for a small donation to Macmillan.

Every year Macmillan organises the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in kitchens, offices and village halls across the globe to fundraise for people living with cancer. Since the very first coffee morning in 1990, over £200 million has been raised for the charity, enabling it to support individuals from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond.

Home manager, Wendy Harvey explained why Davers Court is taking part in the Macmillan Coffee Morning.

She said: “We understand how cancer impacts the lives of not only the people battling the illness themselves, but also the lives of all those around them – a sad reality which many of us know far too well. Taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning provides us with an opportunity to show our support to the fantastic Macmillan nurses and give thanks for all of the incredible work they do.”

Sharlene Van Tonder, home manager at Glastonbury Court, added: “The event creates a lovely occasion to invite local people, family and friends to join us for a cuppa and a catch up while raising funds to support the vital services provided by Macmillan. It’s set to be a great event and we hope to see lots of people from the community here on the day.”

If you would like to donate to Macmillan visit macmillan.org.uk/donate.

For more information about Glastonbury Court or Davers Court, contact customer relations manager, Julie Dennis, by emailing julie.dennis@careuk.com, or call 01284 847 868 (Davers Court) or 01284 848 709 (Glastonbury Court).

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