Care home coffee morning helps in cancer fight

Published: 8th October 2020

Residents, staff and visiting family members at St Ives House overcame the odds to raise nearly £200 for a cancer charity.

Despite the difficulties of arranging fundraising events during COVID-19, the residential and dementia care home came together for a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, raising a total of £193.

While St Ives House would normally take part in the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, inviting the Ringwood and Ashley Heath community into the care home, staff didn’t want residents to miss out on such a fun event and Macmillan to lose out on vital funds to support their work. They organised a morning of delicious cakes and coffee with residents while playing a number of games supplied by the cancer charity.

There were also cakes available for relatives and friends visiting the care home in the new COVID-19 safe visiting areas. These are rooms that have been set up to ensure loved ones can be with residents at St Ives House and can be accessed without having to walk through the care home, reducing the risk to others.

Thanks to the measures put in place and the efforts of the dedicated team in the care home, St Ives House remains a safe haven from the virus, and a place where residents can enjoy life with peace of mind.

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