Residents come together to help crack cancer

Residents come together to help crack cancer

Over the last few months our residents have united to take part in a variety of activities to help fund the search for a cure for cancer. There have been coffee mornings, calendar girls, hair cuts and much more!

In September, our Courts across the country took part in Macmillan’s World Biggest Coffee Morning, and together with an event at our head office in Birmingham, staff and residents have raised an incredible £18,600. Macmillan Cancer Support has been supporting people living with cancer for over 100 years and receives no government funding, solely relying on support from fundraisers.

Our Courts’ coffee mornings included residents baking cakes, playing games, running raffles and inviting local communities to share the morning with them. We can certainly see that they had plenty of fun socialising, while raising those much-needed funds!

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Meanwhile, at St Herberts Court, a group of ladies have raised money for Cancer Research UK by baring it all for a charity calendar which was launched on the 19th October. The ladies hope the calendar will help break down the stereotype faced by the older community and also help find a cure for breast cancer.

The ladies photographed in the calendar have all lived through different experiences of breast cancer – Pauline, a 68 year old former nurse is currently going through radiotherapy while another lady involved, Megan, a 69 year old former fruit picker has had a mastectomy after battling the disease herself. The other ladies photographed in the calendar have supported family and friends who have suffered in the past.

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And at Charles Lister Court in Dover, our resident Debbie raised £293 for Cancer Research by saying goodbye to her long locks! This was all whilst the Court also raised £440 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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We would like to thank our residents for all of their continuous hard work in raising money for charity. Their work really does emphasise the power of community and the great things that happen when good people come together. It is the efforts of people like this that really contribute to making a huge difference. We can’t wait to see what they get up to next!