Macmillan in the community….

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On Thursday 29th September we held a Macmillan Coffee Morning at Homelands Great Barr Birmingham, it was Homelands residents and staff and the local Senior school Perry Beeches Academy. We advertised the event in the local community in shops, pubs, restaurants and doctors and chemists. We wanted to advertise externally so that we could promote the scheme and how it works, so we could include the over 65’s to get involved with the scheme regularly. We explained to our visitors about the different clubs we hold and encouraged them to get involved with us in the future.

We had cakes and raffle prizes donated by Residents, local businesses, visitors, staff members and Perry Beeches Academy pupils.

We held a guess the weight of the cake competition, a guess how many wine gums in the jar and also how many spots on the cake. We held a bric-a-brac sale and a tea coffee and cake sale. Any cakes we had left over on the day, were then sold by Perry Beaches Academy at morning break the next day. All together we all raised £482.00, but over the whole year Homelands has raised a massive £1352.31 for MacMillan Cancer Support by having a Macmillan Breakfast in September, and various raffles and bric-a-brac sales throughout the year.

This is the 3rd year running that residents and staff from Homelands have raised well over £1000 each year for Macmillan Cancer Support.

A quote from Fay a resident from Homelands ‘I thought it was a very very well organised event. It was nice to see so many people especially from the local community getting involved with Homelands residents, we made new friends and had a number of enquiries about our lovely home’.

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