We’ve continued September’s charity initiatives by taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The team, which recently took part in fundraising for Lymphoma Association, has been raising money and awareness for Macmillan with a day of fun activities carried out at the office.
We had a very “˜on-brand’ dress-down day, turning up to work in Macmillan colours, whilst there was also a table tennis competition and what is fast becoming an annual event of the highest profile – the Great Gough Bailey Wright Bake Off.
Ten entries were submitted for tasting, judged by our MD Sue Bailey and her assistant for the day (Account Director Rhodri Burridge), with cakes ranging from classic chocolate to lemon drizzle and assorted cupcakes.
This year’s crown was taken by Administrator Nienke Boekraad for her Lemon and Raspberry Polenta cake before ceveryone got stuck in for donations to Macmillan. The table tennis competition, with a £2 entry fee, was won by PR Assistant Sam Wright who immediately donated his winnings to the pot.
We raised a total of £200 on the day.
There are now 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer and by 2030 it will be 4 million people. Macmillan wants to be there for them all, providing medical, emotional, practical and financial support, as well as campaigning for better cancer care.
Sue Bailey, Managing Director at GBW, said: “It was lots of fun today and we are delighted to have raised some money for Macmillan. Cancer is such a terribly wide-ranging condition, which affects so many of us, the more we can do to help towards care and future eradication the better. I have to say well done to this year’s bakers, the quality was exceptional.”
To learn more about the work Macmillan does and the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, visit https://coffee.macmillan.org.uk