Peterlee care home cake sale raises £120 for cancer charity

Apr 26, 2019 | Local News

A cupcake sale at University Hospital of North Tees has generated £120 to support those with cancer.

Staff at Bannatyne Lodge Care Home, in Peterlee, organised the sale to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Alongside selling the homemade cupcakes, they also handed out literature to raise awareness of cancer, diabetes and dementia.

Home manager Lynn Chapman, senior carer Haley Grant and activities coordinators Abby Gormley and Dawn Minto all helped run the stall.

The home’s cook, Carol Gingell, baked the cupcakes.

Lynn said: “I would like to thank our cook Carol for the lovely cakes she baked. I would also like to thank Haley, Dawn and Abby for a great day.

“This is one of the first fundraisers we are doing for our chosen charity and we have a few more surprises later in the year.”

Macmillan Cancer Support is the chosen charity of the Hill Care Group, which operates Bannatyne Lodge Care Home, for 2019/20.

Dozens of homes across the north of England are taking part in a year of fundraising activities, aiming to raise as much as possible for the charity.