Local MP supports Berkhamsted retirees for socially-distanced charity event

Local MP Gagan Mohindra called by at Churchill Retirement Living’s Sheldon Lodge in Berkhamsted on Friday 16th October to congratulate those supporting the Macmillan Cancer Support’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ fundraising campaign.

The Lodge held a small socially distanced coffee morning event for people living in the Lodge, raising an impressive total of over £680 for Macmillan. With its normal larger scale coffee mornings not possible this year due to Covid-19, Churchill still supported the campaign through smaller events attended by its Owners with table service provided by staff at the Lodge.  There has also been a £5 Macmillan donation for every new Customer to visit the Lodge’s Show Apartment during late September and early October. The Company has a special relationship with Macmillan Cancer Support and has raised over £500,000 for the charity since 2009.

Gagan Mohindra MP said: "It was a pleasure to call in at Sheldon Lodge and support the excellent fundraising efforts for Macmillan.  I am looking forward to visiting again at a time when I can properly meet people living at Sheldon Lodge but in the meantime it was good to say a socially-distanced hello to people living and working there. We need more options for people who might wish to downsize and continue living independently as they get older and retirement properties like those at Sheldon Lodge are a big part of helping to meet that challenge."

Churchill’s Regional Marketing Manager Anne Scherrer added: “We were delighted Mr Mohindra was able to make time to call in at Sheldon Lodge for their Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and introduce himself to people living there.  Despite the smaller scale of our events this year, we’re still proud to be raising as much as possible for this fantastic charity.”