Article summary: PETA staff pulled together to host their own World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on 30 September in aid of Macmillan, raising over £335 for this amazing cause!
The PETA team love the opportunity to get involved in initiatives to support the wider community and last week, a number of keen bakers put their skills to the test, created some delectable cakes and invited their colleagues to sample those delights for a small fee, all in aid of Macmillan’s Biggest Coffee Morning!
As a bit of added fun, all the cakes were entered into a ‘Best Bake’ contest judged by PETA CEO Huw Chapman, who tasted the cakes without knowing who the bakers were. The prize went to PETA Health and Safety Training Consultant, Adam Francis, who won ‘Star Baker’ for his delicious Cherry and Bourbon Whisky Cake.
The Coffee Morning ran from 9.30am-11.30am, with cakes available for purchase throughout the day to maximise funds raised.
Macmillan Cancer Support provides services for people living with cancer at every stage of their cancer experience, including emotional, practical, physical and financial support. They also raise money, influence decision makers, support the cancer workforce, research cancer care and help employers support staff.
Each year, Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning raises millions of pounds to support the great work they do. The 2021 event raised over £11m and it is hoped that this year’s event total will be even higher.
PETA Health and Safety Administrator Sharon Jenkins organised the event. Sharon said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that baked for and donated at the Macmillan Coffee Morning; it was a great event to be part of and a massive success!”
Sharon is no stranger to fundraising; last autumn she took part in a Pretty Muddy 5k charity event to raise money for Cancer Research after losing a friend to the disease a few years ago.
Sharon has set up a small focus group with staff from PETA and they are currently looking at the Shoe Box Appeal and Wave 105 Cash for Kids before Christmas, as well as getting staff involved in various events/awareness days throughout the next year.
PETA Health and Safety Trainer Mike Howarth also hosted a coffee and cake day on the day of the Queen’s funeral, raising an impressive £90 for Macmillan too.
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