The kettles went on and the freshly baked cakes were served as we supported the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, adding a Willy Wonka-style twist to the proceedings.
Among the cakes and pastries prepared at each of our homes was a ‘Golden Cupcake’, reminiscent of Roald Dahl’s ‘golden ticket’, which contained an edible gold leaf filling hidden inside.
Lucky recipients won a bottle of bubbly and were entered into a prize draw with the chance to win £250 in shopping vouchers. Colten Care made an equivalent £250 donation to Macmillan on their behalf.
As well as the cupcake search, homes hosted garden events, live music and even staff-versus-relatives bake-off competitions.
John Griffiths, a resident at Canford Chase home in Poole, said: “This was a lovely, happy get-together in aid of a charity that does such amazing work.”