The Blackburn with Darwen Integrated Neighbourhood Team recently raised £304 for charity by holding coffee and cake mornings in support of the “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning campaign.”
Staff across the four neighbourhood came together to plan the events and participate in the national fundraising initiative to help save lives, invest in more research and support people living with cancer on a daily basis. The money raised was donated to the Macmillan Cancer Support fundraising initiative.
Beth Orford, Integration and Neighbourhood Lead in the Blackburn with Darwen Integrated Neighbourhood Team on behalf of the Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust, said:
“I had no idea we had so many talented bakers in our teams! I was absolutely delighted with the response. So many of our team went the extra mile to provide cakes to sell on the day. I am very grateful they took the time and effort to support this very worthy cause. We received a lovely thank you from the Macmillan Cancer Support team for the money we donated.”
In Blackburn with Darwen, the Integrated Neighbourhood Team works across all four neighbourhoods in the borough: North, West, East and Darwen. The teams are multi-disciplinary and made up of professionals from the health, social, voluntary and faith sectors. Their aim is to work closely together to provide an integrated package of support to service users who have a number of health and social care needs and provide “joined up” care for local people. The NHS input in the teams is provided by several NHS organisations including Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust.