Wellingborough residents find cake way to help charity

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Residents at a supported living scheme in Wellingborough rose to the charity challenge when they took part in the national Macmillan Coffee Morning fundraiser.

A group of residents living at Knights Court in Gold Street organised and ran the event, raising £693.70 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

They held the event at the Wellingborough Homes scheme and invited family, friends and staff to join in the fun on Saturday (September 28).

Following the coffee morning, there was a choice of lunches on offer plus a host of fundraising challenges.

Residents had baked cakes to sell and also ran a popular “guess the weight of the cake” competition, plus challenges asking “guess how many keys in the bowl” and “how many coffee beans in the jar”.

Visitors enjoyed played games such as Giant Jenga, Connect 4 and darts, and there was a tombola and bric-a-brac stall.

Knights Court resident Yvonne Thomson was main organiser, helped by friends and neighbours at the scheme.

Supported living officer Karen Low, who looks after the scheme, said: “Our residents organised and ran the whole day, and everyone enjoyed themselves. It was a fun way to bring in funds for such a good cause.”

Knights Court has been rebuilt by Wellingborough Homes recently and has 40 apartments. The scheme also has a mini cinema, a library and an arts and crafts room.

Wellingborough Homes is a not-for-profit housing association which owns and manages more than 4,500 homes in Northamptonshire and another eight supported living schemes across the borough.