In celebration of the world’s biggest coffee morning, generous retirees have baked, crafted, and donated their way to raising enough money to fund a nurse for a week.

In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, people living at the Cedars Retirement Village in Chorleywood raised £1,180 thanks to the sale of cakes, preserves, books, brick-a-brac, handmade crafts and cards and a mammoth raffle.

Macmillan Cancer Support says that amount of money can provide a week of end of life care for a patient.

Village manager Colin Foulger said: “Many of the residents were delighted to put their culinary skills into action and we had an amazing array of wonderful cakes and bakes – as well as generous donations of items to sell and to raffle.

“A huge thank you to everyone who donated to the coffee morning, and of course to those residents who were tempted by and brought some of the many fabulous refreshments and dug deep to raise such a remarkable amount for such a worthy charity.”