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SSL services have a grand time raising funds for Macmillan

Michala Hartley-Brown’s SSL and Macmillan-branded cake.
Michala Hartley-Brown’s SSL and Macmillan-branded cake.

Sanctuary Supported Living (SSL) services across England have raised more than £1,000 by taking part in cancer charity Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Residents and staff alike at supported housing services and Sanctuary’s extra care schemes have been baking cakes, drinking coffee and getting to know their local communities better through a number of events to mark the occasion.

Buckingham Road, a young people’s service in Shoreham-by-Sea, raised £300 with their offer of homemade cakes, coffee and the chance to view a range of residents’ achievements, alongside artwork by other residents.

In Worcester, Sanctuary’s Noble House extra care scheme raised more than £150 with a morning at its Taste restaurant with cakes hand baked by members of staff.

The event attracted visitors from the nearby Hazel Court supported housing scheme and Sanctuary Care’s Juniper House Residential Care Home, which are also based on the site, as well as members of the public.

And at Sidegate Lane in Ipswich, a nursing home for people with mental health needs, specialist nurse manager Michala Hartley-Brown showed SSL’s support in a very literal sense, with an SSL branded cake.

SSL operations director Sarah Clarke-Kuehn said: “The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is a fantastic opportunity for all to raise funds for a good cause and create friendships in their community.

“Our clients and residents play a key role in the development of their service and help to shape activities like this. Their baking skills and desire to get involved is pivotal in this fantastic achievement.”

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