Staff at Hampshire Lakes are celebrating after raising £109 by taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday 26 September.

Hampshire Lakes General Manager, Rhona Smith said: “It’s been a great opportunity for people to come along enjoy coffee and cake and raise some money for a fantastic cause. Holding the event at our Hampshire Lakes cabin on Sandhurst Road, has also enabled us to show people the plans for the new retirement village, so people can visualise what the development will look like when it’s finished.

“We’d also like to thank all of the Yateley businesses who supported the event through their donations, including the local: The Bakery Project at Tesco; the Sandhurst branch of Waitrose; Co-Operative; Oh Sweetie; Accents Hair Designs; and Kerrie’s Barber’s.”

Hampshire Lakes retirement village will include over a hundred assisted living, village apartments and a 36 bed care home. The mixture of housing options is designed to promote independent living whilst also ensuring residents can access the right level of support should their needs change. Other facilities include a restaurant, deli, juice bar, library, wellness centre and spa, fully equipped gym, craft room and treatment rooms, all in an idyllic lakeside setting in the Hampshire countryside.

Vicki Brown, London Fundraising Manager at Macmillan, said “The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning was a fantastic success. I would like to thank everyone who took part.  It was a great event, and organisations like the team at Hampshire Lakes retirement village, got behind us whole-heartedly, helping us raise thousands of pounds to fund our services.

“We want to make sure no one has to face cancer alone but we can't do it without the amazing people who fundraise for us so we are very grateful to all those who helped make this year’s event such a success.”

The money raised will be used to fund Macmillan’s vital cancer services including specialist nurses, a nurse-run support line and financial advice and support for people affected by cancer.

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