Care home cake sale raises cash for charity
Posted on 10 February 2011
Residents of a care home in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, have been raising money for a good cause with a cake sale at their place of residence.
Local newspaper the Barnet & Potters Bar Times reports that people living at Cooperscroft Care Home on Coopers Lane Road baked cakes, buns and eclairs, before selling them to local friends, family and parishioners of Causeway Free Church.
Over £50 was raised by the cake sale, which will go towards Dementia UK as part of its Time for a Cuppa? campaign and help assist those choosing a care home in future.
Cooperscroft Care Home resident June Mann, 79, told the newspaper that the charity is "close to our hearts" because dementia affects so many people paying for long term care.
According to the Alzheimer's Society, dementia is the biggest challenge facing the UK and there is just one research scientist working on the disease for every six working on cancer.