Retirement home supports coffee morning

CASH Elaine Bovey recieves a cheque from Spencer McCarthy
CASH Elaine Bovey recieves a cheque from Spencer McCarthy

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RESIDENTS and visitors of a retirement home will be raising a cuppa to support a cancer charity.

For the fourth year Churchhill Retirement Living has picked Macmillan Cancer Support as its chosen charity.

A coffee morning will be held at the Summerson Lodge, in Alverstone Road, Southsea, as part of the charity’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, on Thursday, September 27.

The retirement firm has pledged to donate £5 to the charity for every person that comes along to the coffee morning.

Spencer McCarthy, Churchill Retirement Living chairman and group managing director, said: ‘Cancer affects so many of us with one in three suffering from this disease at some point in our lives.

‘We are proud to be supporting this charity and will do everything we can to raise much needed funds.’

The retirement company has also presented Macmillan with a cheque for more than £68,000, which was raised through various events in the past 12 months.

Elaine Bovey, head of fundraising at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: ‘We are here to improve the lives of anyone affected by cancer – people who have cancer, their carers, families and friends.

‘Because more people are living with cancer every day, our work is needed more than ever.’

The coffee morning is open to all residents and their families and friends. It runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm.