To help fundraise for life-changing cancer research, the team at Queen’s Oak Care Home signed up to host a Macmillan Coffee Morning with the residents, team members, relatives and others in the local community.
In preparation for the event, team members wanted to find out more about Macmillan Coffee Mornings and did some research, learning the first ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ was hosted in the UK back in 1991, with 2,600 people taking part in total. This helped the team to understand more about the aims of the coffee morning and ensure theirs was the best it could be. To help make space stand out, Lifestyle Coordinator, Marilyn, made some decorations to put up around the room.
With the ground floor lounge all set-up, the team started to welcome guests and residents into the coffee morning. The cakes on display, which were made by the catering team, were very popular and people were commenting on how professional they looked. It was great having a mix of people from all different backgrounds and age groups in the room, engaging with each other and enjoying the company. This is refreshing for the residents too and helps them to stay connected with the local community which is important here at Queen’s Oak.
The coffee morning turned out to be a huge success and it allowed the residents to have an enjoyable morning, chatting and sharing stories, whilst raising money for a great cause. Thanks to the hard work from the team and the people who live at Queens Oak, they managed to raise £51.36 for Macmillan Cancer Support, which everyone at the care home was very proud of!
After such a succesful and enjoyable morning, team members have decided to make this an annual event and look forward to making next years, bigger and better!
If you would like to sign-up for a Macmillan Coffee Morning or help with their fundraising efforts, visit: https://www.macmillan.org.uk/