GCH Independent Living Raises over £1500 for Macmillan

Gloucester City Homes’ (GCH) Independent Living Service held a successful big Macmillan Coffee Morning event for over 55’s on Thursday 4th October.

Over 70 Tenants from sheltered schemes across the City attended the event which was in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, which was held at St Michaels Hall in Tuffley.

The event was a great success with tenants asking when the next event will take place. Marion Collins said “Really good atmosphere, lots of delicious cakes, good musical accomplishment and excellent” and Jim Hoare added “Very pleased to support such a good cause, great cheerful atmosphere and I am looking forward to other functions.”

There was entertainment from the Victoria Ukulele Group, cream teas, a raffle and a bake off style competition.

This event which raised over £630 complimented smaller events which were organised by tenants on the individual sheltered housing schemes. Combined the GCH Independent Living service and its tenants raised a huge £1536.

Becky Evans, Independent Living Service Team Leader commented; “We all had a fantastic and enjoyable time and it was great to see so many people supporting the event and bringing their tasty treats. Events like this are important for combating isolation and loneliness at the same time as raising money for an important cause. Thank you to everyone who attended and kindly donated their time, bakes and money for Macmillan Cancer Support”