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Huish raise a cuppa for Macmillan Coffee Morning

Posted on 2nd October 2017

Health & Social Care Students

Health & Social Care Students

On Friday 29th September, Richard Huish College joined the fundraising fun hosting a ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Huish students, staff and local residents from Calway House Residential Home attended the coffee morning.

The College welcomed over 40 elderly residents from nearby Calway House, assisted by Health and Social Care students. Tables full of tempting cakes, muffins, pies, and cheesecakes, as well as tea and coffee, were on offer in exchange for donations throughout the morning in the College’s main hall.

Health & Social Care Students hosting the coffee morning

Health & Social Care Students hosting the coffee morning

Student, Ayisha Haskins-Hall, who studies Health and Social Care and was part of the event said “It was a great hands-on experience for us to practice our communication skills and for me to help improve my confidence. The residents really enjoyed themselves, and I liked chatting with them.”

The residents raised a cuppa and sampled the delicious treats available to celebrate the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning while listening to musical entertainment from the students’ jazz combo group. The atmosphere was jolly, and students chatted with residents and encouraged them up for a dance to the lively music. 

June Crew, Calway House resident, enjoying a dance

June Crew, Calway House resident, enjoying a dance

One of the Calway House residents, June Crew, commented “What an unexpected delight to be invited to Huish for this wonderful tea party. It’s a fantastically imaginative idea, and I am so lucky to be able to enjoy days out like this while I still can. I even had a dance which made my day!”

The event also included a raffle for staff to win a cake donated by Ministry of Cake. Event organisers Matt Nolan and Clare Pinney, said “The event has been a real success, bringing together staff, students, and the local community, while raising an amazing £200 for Macmillan Cancer Support. It was a pleasure to see so many people enjoying the coffee morning and supporting this worthwhile charity with us.”

Cakes supplied by Ministry of Cake

Cakes supplied by Ministry of Cake

Calway House resident enjoying the music

Calway House resident enjoying the music

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