Care home’s coffee morning raises big sum for charity

Deputy Mayor special guest at Macmillan Coffee Morning

Residents at Sandiacre Court care home raised more than £220 on Friday (28 September 2018) as part of the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ to support people living with cancer.

Bringing millions of people together for coffee and cake each September, Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning has become a British institution over the years – with thousands of events happening up and down the country including in Sandiacre.

The Deputy Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Sue Beardsley, was the special guest at a morning of coffee and cakes organised by staff at the home and was called upon to judge the cakes and treats in true ‘Bake Off’ fashion.

Local performer Johnny Jalland enlivened proceedings with piano and acoustic guitar while freshly baked cakes and other sweet treats were served.

A lemon cake baked by star baker and member of staff Chris Hickie took top prize in the cake judging, as presided over by the Deputy Mayor.

Speaking at the event Councillor Sue Beardsley, said: “I am delighted to have been asked to join staff and residents at their event which is part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on behalf of MacMillan Cancer Support.  It is good to see the home organising such a wonderful event for its residents and showing support for such a worthwhile cause.”

Kirsty Carter, Manager of Sandiacre Court, said: “We really enjoyed doing our bit for this year’s Coffee Morning. It was great to get people together, have a nibble and a natter and raise money for Macmillan to help people living with cancer at the same time. I want to thank everyone who supported and helped to make it a success.”

Sandiacre Court is a purpose-built 81 bed care home situated at Sandiacre, and one of four homes run by Hudson Healthcare.




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About Sandiacre Court

  1. Sandiacre Court is a purpose-built care home, situated at Sandiacre, on the border between Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. It has 81 beds over three floors comprising nursing, residential, respite and dementia care.
  2. Sandiacre Court is one of four homes run by Hudson Healthcare. All its homes are purpose-built and designed with the wellbeing of residents in mind
  3. For more information about Hudson Healthcare please visit