Macmillan Cancer Care Coffee Morning

P1120428Could there be a better way of catching up, than over a piece of cake or seven, and a coffee? And since one in three of us will face cancer in our lifetimes, what better a cause to bake for than Macmillan Cancer Support. Friday 25th September was the 2015 date for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning; it’s the annual day when people who want to support Macmillan come together and bake, eat, chat, eat, drink tea and eat to raise money to donate. All up and down the country, in offices, church halls, schools and community centres, people are baking, buying and eating cake to sell at bake sales and coffee mornings, and since we love our 11am tea break, we thought we’d get involved too!

We started off by ordering the online pack which contained everything we needed to run our own morning, like a table cloth, posters, donation box and other lovely little bits and pieces, like little flags to label your baked goodies, a Macmillan stencil for your cake and a ‘Spot the Cake’ Sweepstake game.

After that, comes the baking. This is what we came up with!

A Victoria Sponge, fruity flapjacks, a lemon drizzle, brownies, strawberries and cream...

A Victoria Sponge, fruity flapjacks, a lemon drizzle, brownies, strawberries and cream…

Jam tarts, blackberry fool cake, Malteaser tiffin, almond and honey cakes, bara brith, Oreo cupcakes...

Jam tarts, blackberry fool cake, Malteaser tiffin, almond and honey cakes, Bara Brith, Oreo cupcakes, Donauwelle…

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And of course, a Chocolate Devil’s Food Cake!

Our poster for the event!

Our poster for the event!

We invited people from all floors of our 23 storey building by posting little invitations and it was lovely to chat to our neighbours on different floors who we’d never met before when they came to donate and have some tea and cake. We suggested that everyone donated £5 and then could eat as much cake as they wanted/could, but everyone was very generous with what they put in the collection  box.

We raised over £130 for Macmillan and we’re still counting as donations continue to be collected from all over the building! At the time of writing, people have raised £867,563.33 for Macmillan altogether and Gaunt Francis are very proud to be a part of that.

So a huge THANK YOU! to everyone who donated, baked, ate, chatted and came to the Macmillan Coffee Morning- your money goes a long way! A super special thank you to the organiser, Steph (pictured below tucking in to some well deserved cake!) and the biggest thank you of all to Macmillan Cancer Support, for continuing to provide valuable care for those affected by cancer and for making sure nobody faces cancer alone.

Our organiser, Steph, enjoying some of our best baking!

Our organiser, Steph, enjoying some of our best baking!

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