Preston care home raises more than £2,000 for Macmillan

Residents at a Preston care home have raised more than £2,200 for Macmillan cancer charity.

Monday, 30th October 2017, 2:18 pm
Updated Monday, 11th December 2017, 7:49 pm
Belmont care home in Preston, part of Larchwood Care, raised more than 2,200 for Macmillan

Belmont, in Preston, part of Larchwood Care, opened its doors to the local community, selling homemade cakes and coffee, provided by staff and relatives.

Local singer Helen Jane entertained as everyone enjoyed their refreshments.

Alison Boote, operations director for Larchwood Care, said: “I am incredibly proud of all the homes that participated in the fund-raising events this year. Larchwood Care has raised a significant amount for a fantastic charity that helps thousands of people in the UK.

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“Events that bring our residents together with the local community to raise money for a good cause always have a positive impact on them, as they have a great time and enjoy giving something back. Macmillan is a charity close to the hearts of a number of residents and members of staff, and we are delighted to be able to make a contribution towards the outstanding work they do.”

Robert Moon, head of regional fund-raising at Macmillan Cancer Support , said: “Every coffee slurped, cake served and conversation shared will help Macmillan continue to provide emotional, financial, medical and practical support to people affected by cancer.

“We’d like to thank everyone in Preston for their continued support.”