Residents of Christchurch View Neurological Rehabilitation Centre in Northampton raised £110 for Macmillan Cancer Care at their fundraising Coffee Morning held on Tuesday 15 September.
Residents worked with centre staff and the Group’s Assistant Psychologist, Charlotte Cucciniello, to plan, organise and host the coffee morning in aid of Macmillan.
Residents created quizzes, games and entertainment for the morning’s activity, with one resident acting as Quizmaster. Residents also designed posters to advertise the event and one resident not only baked, but also entertained attendees by playing his guitar. Many other residents and rehabilitation assistants pitched in to help the organising committee by baking and decorating cakes.
Planning and hosting the Macmillan Coffee Morning not only means that residents could raise money for a great cause, it also gave them the opportunity to work together as a team to deliver a great event as part of their recovery. Many residents undergoing rehabilitation can lack self esteem and confidence as they adapt to life following a brain injury – the success of this event has demonstrated their abilities and I’m very proud of their achievements.
Christchurch Group’s Clinical Director, Professor Mike Barnes also said, “Rehabilitation is key to successful independent living following a brain injury or neurological condition. In addition to the usual elements of good neurological rehabilitation – such as speech and language therapy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy – being part of events like the Macmillan Coffee Morning gives residents the opportunity to be part of something fun which also benefits others.”
You can find out more about hosting your own Macmillan Coffee Morning on the charity’s website.