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A great day raising money for Macmillan!

A fantastic baking effort raised a whopping £419.25 - beating last year total by £10.14!

Today we took part in Macmillan’s Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning, organised by our Client Service Executive Samantha Rutt.

This annual fundraising event raises money for people facing cancer. Macmillian provides medical, emotional, practical and financial support and advice to people living with the disease.

The money we raised will contribute to Macmillan’s continued efforts in supporting people affected by cancer. From diagnosis to whenever they’re most needed, Macmillan are there to help people find the best way through such a difficult time. Their help is totally focused on each individual, so everyone receives the type of support best suited to them.

Macmillan’s Coffee Morning first took place in 1990, where a small group met over coffee and donated the cost of the drink to Macmillan. Today, the event has raised over £200 million and this figure grows every year.

Ready, steady, bake!

To raise money, staff took part in our own ‘Bake Off’. With so many entries ranging from sponge cakes to a peanut butter extravaganza, the judges were ruthless. The ultimate winner was Talitha Heaton who made a real treat for peanut butter lovers; a chocolate peanut butter extravaganza with handmade peanut butter fudge, peanut brittle, and peanut butter filled cookies. We’re sure it would have earned a handshake from Paul Hollywood! Sharron Wright, last years winner, got knocked off the top spot into second place with her spiced apple and custard cake. In third place was Sam Johnson with Biscoff cupcakes.

Cake innovation

With 1 in 8 British people being either vegetarian or vegan, there is now an increasing demand for recipes which don’t include animal products such as eggs or milk. It’s important that these vegetarian or vegan products still have flavours and taste as good. The majority of supermarkets there are now sections dedicated to vegan and vegetarian items which is great for consumers as they can easily find what they are after.

The days’ activities also included ‘dunk the biscuit in the tea’,an adaption of the classic pin the tail on the donkey – and very difficult for our judges to decide on the winner!  ‘A berry good guess’ saw staff members guess how many berries were in a pie, which a lot of people entered. Everyone had great guesses but only one person was a single berry away from the actual number of berries in the pie.

The fantastic event raised a whopping £419.25 – beating last year total by £10.14!