26th February

Family's efforts have raised an incredible £10,978!


In 2013, Sue was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her neighbour, Charlotte had made a full recovery some years prior, and her friend, Lynda was undergoing treatment at the time.Initially, the trio organised coffee mornings to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and did so for several years.Sue remembers: "It was Charlotte's idea that we should have something positive to look forward to so we got together over tea and decided to hold a coffee morning to raise money for McMillan."Lynda was our much needed financial expert and Charlotte and I enjoyed creating pieces of art to sell. Our kind neighbours and friends would supply delicious cakes, pies, preserves and raffle gifts, and help us out on the day."Unfortunately, Lynda was later diagnosed with secondaries and did not survive. Towards the end of her life, Lynda was cared for at LOROS, and since 2016, the proceeds for the annual coffee mornings have gone to the Hospice in her memory.Typically, the family host a beautiful annual coffee morning, with a hot drink and cake on arrival, and lots of rooms filled with a variety of gorgeous homemade goods to browse!Due to the coronavirus pandemic, last year the family were unable to put on their usual spread. However, with a bit of encouragement from Sue's daughter, Laura, they collectively decided to set up a JustGiving Page and take their coffee morning online!Together, both little and large hands crafted some amazing goodies to sell, including aromatic candles, tasty preserves, origami earrings and raggy Christmas wreaths.In total, the family's efforts raised an incredible £2,465, taking their total to £10,978!Sue said: "We were wonderfully supported by our neighbours, families and friends and were overwhelmed by the fantastic amount that they helped us to raise without having a single coffee or slice of cake to offer!"Thank you so much to Sue and her family for their support.
LOROS, Groby Road, Leicester LE3 9QE