Coffee morning fundraiser
Hunter Health Centre put the kettle on to raise much-needed funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Community members from across East Kilbride came together to join in on the world’s biggest coffee morning.
The primary aim of the event, organised by South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership (SLH&SCP) at Hunter Community Health Centre, was to raise vital funds for people affected by cancer.
Cake contributions were made by health and social care staff as well as members from South Lanarkshire health and social care forum, an independent group of community volunteers.
Baking was also handed in from people across East Kilbride, including Artisan Buongiorno bakery.
Among the many guests who came to enjoy the fare was Marie Purcell-Brawley, one of the first MacMillan nurses in Lanarkshire.
Alongside colleague Margaret Sturgeon, she started work in 1986.
The event raised just over £1000 and Dr Nadia Ait-Hocine, SLH&SCP locality manager for East Kilbride, explained that a sense of community spirit characterised the morning.
“The Hunter Community Health Centre is not just a place where people living with a condition or are ill come to get treatment and/or medical advice,” she said.
“We want to use this as a hub where the community can come together and pool its strengths too.
“Events like this show that by collaborating, focusing and working together, a real difference can be made to everyone.”
The coffee morning took place as SLH&SCP embarks on a programme of building and celebrating communities (BCC).
Maria Docherty is SLH&SCP nurse director programme manager for BCC.
“Care and support isn’t just something which is delivered by the statutory services,” she said.
“As the participation of members of public and partnership staff at the East Kilbride coffee morning attests, this is something that’s woven into the very fabric of community life.”
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