Coffee Morning fundraiser for Michael Sobell HospiceA coffee morning at a local care home has raised over £100 for charity.

The joint fundraiser, organised by The Harefield care home and St Mary’s Church, took place at the HC-One owned 40-bed care home in Harefield, Uxbridge. 

The Harefield has built up a close relationship with St. Mary's Church over the last year, and regularly take Residents to their church services. To help promote community engagement, The Harefield wanted to do a coffee morning to help support them. St Mary's Church do a lot of work with the Michael Sobell Hospice, so their vicar, Martin Davies, suggested the care home fundraise for them.

The hospice supports people with terminal illnesses to live out their final days with dignity and grace, and both Residents and staff of The Harefield have previously received treatment at the hospice. The Harefield’s donations will be used to fund the nursing care, by providing treatments like physiotherapy and art therapy. 

The event brought together care home Residents and local parishioners who spent a few hours enjoying hot tea and coffee along with a range of delicious baked treats. Highlights included peanut butter cookies prepared by the Harefield’s own chef team, cheese pastries baked by care home manager Rebekah Axford, and an assortment of cupcakes and Danish pastries. The visitors from St Mary’s Church brought in a tasty lemon drizzle cake from the local bakery. 

Everybody loved the wide selection of cakes on offer, and the cheese pastries were particularly popular. The event was a great success and raised £131 for the Michael Sobell Hospice.

Home Manager Rebekah Axford said: 
“St Mary Church does a lot of good work supporting the Michael Sobell Hospice, it is a wonderful charity to support, so when the idea to do a joint fundraiser came up, we were more than happy to get involved.” 

“A coffee morning is a great way for our Residents to engage with our fantastic local community and raise some money for charity at the same time. And we have all enjoyed the delicious cakes and biscuits! We hope to work again with St Mary's Church to help support other charities.”

St Mary’s vicar Martin Davies remarked: 
“It was a lovely way to get everybody together.”

Resident Pat Boobyer, who regularly attends the weekly church service at St Mary’s Church, said: 

“I loved welcoming my fellow parishioners into our care home. We had a really nice morning, and all for a good cause.”