Macmillan Coffee Morning: Waterlooville care home staff to run drive-through coffee morning

Wellington Vale staff in their superhero costumes at the Waterlooville care homeWellington Vale staff in their superhero costumes at the Waterlooville care home
Wellington Vale staff in their superhero costumes at the Waterlooville care home
DRESSED in superhero costumes, a group of care home staff will be running a drive-through coffee morning to raise money for a cancer charity.

Staff from Wellington Vale in Waterlooville were determined to put on their annual coffee morning, despite the coronavirus outbreak, to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and decided to hold a drive-through coffee morning in the car park.

General manager Sue Hill said: ‘Every year we invite members of the local community into our care home for a Macmillan Coffee Morning.

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‘The event is the brainchild of our home admissions advisor, Helen Dunning and our activities co-ordinator, Breda O’Doherty as an indoor event is not possible this year due to Covid restrictions.

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‘We are adapting to the challenges we face and are not letting the current situation stop us from creating a fun and engaging environment.’

The event will take place in the care home’s car park, with different stations available for ordering and collecting coffee and cake, and staff will be dressed as superheroes to take orders and serve refreshments.

Care home residents will get their coffee and cake in the afternoon as part of the event.

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Sue added: ‘Our staff have certainly gone above and beyond in recent months – I know many of the residents and their families view them as superheroes.

‘We are dressing up as superheroes to reflect this and to remind people of the amazing work done by Macmillan and that our thoughts are with the superheroes who are fighting their battles against cancer.’

The event will take place at the care home in Darnel Road on Friday between 10am and 12.30pm. Suggested donations for a coffee and cake are £3, payable by cash, text or online.

Helen Dunning, home admissions advisor at Wellington Vale added: ‘We are proud to be able to continue with our fundraising activity despite the current challenges and to have created an event which involves our local community.

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‘I hope people will come along and support us on Friday, helping to raise money for a fantastic cause.’

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