Macmillan Coffee morning – iPSL does it in style

ACROSS iPSL generous-hearted, cake-loving crowds of people supported Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Bootle – Café setting is a big social success

BootleA LITTLE bit of café society brought a real flavour to Bootle. A host of tables and chairs were set up in a meeting room so that people could sit down over a bit of cake and a brew. The set-up, combined with the delicious examples of cakes and biscuits, was a big hit: just over £300 was raised. That has now been match-funded by the site’s VOLT committee, enabling Bootle to donate £600 to the charity. “We’re very pleased with that total,” says Karen Hinds who helped event organiser Facilities and H&S Manager, Paula Stephens, dispense the goodies during the day. “Everybody brought cakes in, we had coffee, tea and cold drinks available, plus a competition which was won by Margie Doran,” she says. “We were set up in a great place because the room was passed by people going to the canteen, which meant we were able to collar everybody.”

Karen, the Non Santander Opening & Capture Manager, believes that providing a café-type environment was a key element of their fund-raising success. “It was lovely that people could sit down and have a cake if they wanted to,” she says. “It made it a lovely social occasion and everybody just happily joined in. It was a really good day, so much so that I felt that perhaps we could do something like this once a quarter. Now there’s a thought…”

Chelmsford – Tasty total from two-day event

ChelmsfordChelmsford bakers and buyers turned out in force to contribute to a successful two day event, which raised around £444. “I want to say a huge thank you to them all. I’m grateful, humbled and proud of everyone involved,” says sale organiser and Flow Leader Amy Walker. Guess the Spots on the cakes, a Macmillan tea party, cake raffle and dress down day also helped boost the total. “Together we’ve helped more Macmillan nurses give medical, practical and emotional support to more people living with cancer, helping to make sure no-one has to face it alone,” Amy says.

Bradford – Night time baking star was back in action

Balance Process Expert, Lesley Barker, whisked up a generous helping of cakes and buns, which went down a treat with the night shift, whose people munched and drank their way to £52.50 for the charity.

Copley – Brilliant bakers cook up a storm                                                                                                                                                   A few absences meant there wasn’t quite as much to go round as there is usually in the site’s cake bakes but everyone was still delighted with the very respectable £83.50 raised. Star baker was Support Analyst, Debbie Sutcliffe, whose Red Velvet cake, everyone agreed, took the biscuit.


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