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Cupcake fundraising day is no half-baked effort for DoCare

It was real teamwork when Gloucestershire homecare company DoCare opened its doors and invited people in for tea and cake as part of national Cupcake Day.

The Stroud-based firm enlisted the help of staff, friends and even some of the clients to help bake a huge batch of cupcakes and other goodies, which they served with tea and coffee to visitors, to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Organising the event was DoCare Team Leader Jinny Searle, who brought in more than 70 cupcakes, some that she baked and others baked by friends.

Overall the event raised more than £150 and proved a great way to involve the local community as well as the DoCare staff.

Cupcake Day is a national event run by the Alzheimer’s Society not just to raise funds but to increase awareness of dementia.

Una Mills, DoCare Director, said: “Many of our clients live with dementia and so this was a cause really close to our hearts. We also wanted to do something that would involve the whole  team and also the local community. The response was brilliant – we had literally dozens of cakes, and even some of our clients did some baking for us.”

DoCare offers homecare across a wide area, including Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire and West Oxfordshire. For more information, visit http://www.docare.co.uk/