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Marshland care home invites community to breakfast with fundraising on menu





Hickathrift House care home residents and visitors got their day off to a good start with a community charity breakfast to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.

The menu provided both hot and cold options and a delicious full English breakfast including all the bells and whistles like black pudding and plum tomatoes as well as an assortment of teas and coffees for anyone who turned up to show their support.

Staff at the Marshland St James home went the extra mile by dressing up as their favourite Disney characters and made the morning even more special.

Starting the day with breakfast at Hickathrift House
Starting the day with breakfast at Hickathrift House

The Alzheimer’s Society is Hickathrift House’s chosen charity of the month and is a charity close to the care home’s heart as it specialises in dementia care.

The home’s second community breakfast, it raised a fantastic £88. So far in April, the home has fundraised a subtotal of£120 with two weeks still to go and a final bake sale event at the end of this month.

The local community who attended, ate breakfast with residents and chatted about the local village, shared stories of their favourite breakfast meals, and life stories.

Community Big Breakfast Charity Morning - Barchester Hickathrift House.Kat, Emily, Julie and Kerry as Disney characters
Community Big Breakfast Charity Morning - Barchester Hickathrift House.Kat, Emily, Julie and Kerry as Disney characters

One local family spent the morning with resident Rosie who said, “It was such a joy to meet Trudy and her family while tucking into the food. Hearing about their weekend plans and sharing my life in Spalding was lovely”.

Barrie, the resident ambassador at Hickathrift House said, “What a wonderful morning. I was so pleased to see so many people.

“A special thanks to our volunteers and staff for supporting the morning. A special thanks to Kerry for my vegetarian breakfast. It was delicious.”

Kat Colangelo, the activities lead at Hickathrift House, said: “We are delighted to organise this community breakfast and provide a hot meal for locals as well as raising money for such an important cause.

Kerry Harvey gets ready to serve up breakfast
Kerry Harvey gets ready to serve up breakfast

Staff and volunteers had a wonderful time decorating, singing songs and dressing up as Disney characters to add a little magic to the morning.

Breakfast is served!
Breakfast is served!

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