Today saw the annual ‘World’s biggest coffee morning’, which is run on behalf of MacMillan Cancer Support. Continuing our charitable doings, we at GForces joined the 150,000 plus others who this year will take part and came out in numbers to make cakes – and eat them.
‘Plethora’ best describes the range and number of cakes on offer, including such delicacies as chocolate fudge cake, fairy cakes, cookies of all kinds, rainbow cake, fridge cake, rocky road and much, much more. The cakey goodness wasn’t just limited to head office, our Coventry office joining in with a similarly excellent selection of goodies, including millionaire shortbread, chocolate brownies and cheesecake.
In other words, around GForces’ UK offices, we had plenty enough cake to make us feel slightly ill and keep us in that happy, but queasy-ish place. To top it off we even had hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows.
MacMillan Cancer Support performs a vital role in the care of people battling the disease – a disease which a staggering one-in-three of us will have to fight during our lives. The aim of the charity is to make sure that cancer sufferers don’t have to go it alone and can call on support during their time of need.
It’s not just this vital support the charity provides, however; it will support the families of sufferers, offer advice to those struggling with the financial ramifications of being ill and hold drop-in days so that anyone who has been affected by cancer can meet and support one another.
By the end of the day we’d chomped our way through everything, in the process raising in the order of £175 (at time of writing – it’ll inevitably increase!). This figure would pay for a social worker or family support worker for a day, or a MacMillan Nurse for seven hours. And whilst this doesn’t sound like much, last year the total raised from around the UK was over £20m – which is a lot.
If you want to donate to this worthy cause, you can do so via MacMillan’s website: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Home.aspx