Housing with Support residents raise money for Macmillan
Residents across our Housing with Support schemes have been eating their way through cakes, muffins, pies and pastries to raise funds for a good cause.
Six of our Housing with Support schemes have been holding coffee mornings for Macmillan Cancer Support over the past week.
Between them, they’ve collected around £2,500 for the charity.
Events have taken place at Leypark Court, Plympton, Brock House, Ron King House, Camels Head, Innes House and Morley Court.
Innes House residents raised over £1,000 alone. Residents also donated prizes for their raffle and made a selection of homemade jams and chutneys. This was followed by ‘guess how many pickled onions are in the jar’ and guess the height of the cake.
Debbie Kay-Mcpherson who helped the residents to organise the Innes House event said: “It’s been fantastic, everyone has chipped in with prizes, giving up their time for a really worthwhile cause. We set ourselves a target at the beginning which we’ve absolutely smashed!”
Brock House residents enlisted the help of the Barbican Legends for their cake sale. The Legends are a group of women who organise social events for Barbican residents.
Kat Wellock, PCH Housing with Support Administrator, said: “The events have been more popular this year than last. They’re all organised by the residents. We’re just here to help out if needed.”