For the last 5 years we have enjoyed taking part in Macmillan’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ and this year was no exception! In fact we raised a record amount for Macmillan. People across the UK have been holding coffee mornings in homes, businesses, churches and community centres over the last 2 weeks and we held ours on Monday 30th September in our Whiteley office.
Our whole team baked away over the weekend and contributed a tempting selection of cakes, muffins and savoury bakes on Monday. Everyone gives a donation and then they’re free to enjoy the various delights that people have brought in. We are always spoilt for choice and this year’s tasty treats included lemon cake, chocolate black bean cake, mini pizzas, biscoff rocky road, carrot cake, millionaire shortcake, samosas, onion bhajis and many more. A very tempting selection!
Each year we ask local businesses to donate prizes for a raffle. So thank you to Trenchers, Domino’s and K:Spa for very generously donating vouchers to be given as prizes. The raffle is always a big hit and squeezes people for every penny left in their wallets!
In the office we try to each taste a little bit of everything and then vote for our favourite. So well done to our Star Baker Terri whose salted caramel cheesecakes were voted the winning bake!
We are pleased to announce that our coffee morning this year has raised a record total of £211! (+ Gift Aid)
This money will go towards giving practical, financial and emotional support to people who have been diagnosed with cancer and their families. This support can include things like Macmillan nurses, family support, counselling, advice on laws and legislation and also financial aid.
If you’d like to find out more about the life-changing work Macmillan do or about hosting your own coffee morning, please check out their website.
by Ruth Seals