LOCAL CLUB ‘PLAYS ITS CARDS RIGHT’
Thanks to a generous donation from members of a local crib club team, front line workers in three different services have been able to enjoy professionally made cupcakes whilst taking a break from their work.
Unable to play crib because of the lock down and with the money they collect from their subscription fees building up, members from the Robin Hood Pub in West Street in Sutton, decided that they wanted to make a donation to local causes to thank staff for what they were doing during the current crisis.
Club Treasurer, Colin Keene contacted Jane Ingram, Area Manager for Loving Care Ltd, a local care company, to see if, through her work, she knew of any local causes that would benefit from a donation and thus began a three way partnership that saw cupcakes being delivered over a three week period between the 20th May to the 3rd June.
Staff from all four care homes run by Loving Care Ltd had recently benefited from a delivery of cupcakes made by Tam’s Cakes and Cookies. Tam – the proprietor and cake maker had decided that during lock down, she too wanted to ‘give something’ to thank people on the front line for what they were doing. A crowdfunding page was started by a staff member from Loving Care Ltd and the money raised from this bought the ingredients for the cakes and Tam donated her time.
Following further discussion with the crib club members it was decided that they would make a donation and three specific services would benefit from a delivery of cupcakes. They were:
- The ambulance crews and staff at the South East Cost Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust based at The Horseshoe in Banstead
- The Firefighters and staff based at the London Fire Brigade station H38 Sutton, on the A217 in Sutton
- The staff at Greenacres Care Home, run by Anchor Hanover, The Horseshoe Banstead.
A substantial donation was also made to My Time 4 Young Carers, a Surrey-based charity that provides support to children between the age of 7 to 16 years who care for a family member in their own home. The charity aims to give these children a break from their caring roles by providing fun regular youth clubs and holiday activities