Calway House residents enjoying the Macmillan Coffee Morning at Richard Huish College
On Friday 28th 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, shortbreads and cheesecakes, as well as tea and coffee, were on offer in exchange for donations throughout the morning in the College’s main hall.
Student, Amelie, who studies Health and Social Care and was part of the event said “It’s an amazing turn out and a great opportunity to get to develop our communication skills with the older generation, it’s a lovely event.”
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 some of the College’s music students. The atmosphere was jolly and students chatted with residents.
One of the Calway House residents, June, commented “The concept is rather special…People tend to think that the younger and older generations don’t have a bridge and I don’t think this is true, just look around.”
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.”