Cakes rise to the occasion for Macmillan

Staff on Ribblesdale ward at Clitheroe Community Hospital at their Macmillan fundraiser. (s)
Staff on Ribblesdale ward at Clitheroe Community Hospital at their Macmillan fundraiser. (s)

Staff at Clitheroe Community Hospital raised a magnificent £1,000 for local cancer charity Macmillan Ribble Valley thanks to a vintage tea party on Ribblesdale Ward.

The “grand” event featured a raffle with generous prizes donated by local businesses, a tombola and musical entertainment from local singing sensation, Scarlett Reynolds.

“An appeal for home-baked cakes went out on Facebook and the local community excelled themselves, bringing cakes, buns and cupcakes as well as raffle, tombola prizes and monetary donations,” says Ward Manager, Estelle Reynolds.

Ward staff got involved in a bake off, donating prizes and many came in on their day off to help make tea, serve cake and run the stalls.

“Our dayroom was full to bursting with visitors, patients and staff and all had a wonderful time,” says Matron Debbie Hargreaves.

“It was an amazing team effort, and the ward would like to thank everyone who contributed and came along to support this event.”

Meanwhile, a Bloor Homes development in Barrow, also hosted a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Staff and visitors to the Pendle Hill View development on Middle Lodge Road enjoyed a cuppa and a slice of cake in return for a donation towards the charity. The event was held as part of Macmillan’s annual World’s Biggest Coffee Morning fundraiser.

Pendle Hill View was one of a number of Bloor Homes sites across the North West, including the housebuilder’s regional office in Holmes Chapel, to host coffee mornings, which between them raised a total of £350.

Tina Avis-Edwards, Regional Sales Director at Bloor Homes North West, said: “We were delighted to welcome residents and visitors to the showhome at Pendle Hill View for this year’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

“The event was a great success and we would like to thank everyone who came out to support it.”