Get your bake on – Sunderland care home ready for world’s biggest coffee morning

Preparing for the Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning event at the Barnes Court Care Home.'Activities organiser Claire Lambert with Head Chef Lynne Brown.

Preparing for the Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning event at the Barnes Court Care Home.'Activities organiser Claire Lambert with Head Chef Lynne Brown.

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COFFEE and cake will be the order of the day when a care home takes part in the world’s biggest coffee morning.

Staff and residents from Barnes Court Care Home are hosting the bash as part of the Macmillan Cancer Support event which has run since 1991.

The care and residential home for the elderly in High Barnes, Sunderland, has taken part in the national event for the last couple of years, but this year will be the first time that all can attend.

“Everyone is welcome to join in,” said marketing administrator for the home Joanne Roffiter.

“The staff and their families are invited, and the residents and their families, but this is the first time it is open to everyone.

“The residents love anything like this, so they’re really looking forward to it.

“They like to get involved helping to bake cakes and things with the staff, and their families always really enjoy it.”

The morning, on Friday, September 27, will raise money for the charity through donations and a cake bake competition.

“I think we are the only coffee morning in Sunderland as far as I know,” said Joanne. “We do quite a lot for charity. We are having a sponsored walk for the Alzheimer’s Society on September 25 – and to raise money for the residents’ fund.

“But this is always a popular event because everyone loves a coffee morning.”

Last year, 115,000 people signed up to take part in the parties, which have become the charity’s biggest fund-raiser, with £15million collected.

Anyone who would like to host their own event can find out more at coffee.macmillan.org.uk
The coffee morning at Barnes Court in Wycliffe Road will start at 11am.