We had a fantastic response to our Macmillan Coffee Morning event – raising almost £3,000 to support people living with cancer.
Stalls serving a mouthwatering array of both homemade and shop-bought cakes were held in the entrances of both our hospitals.
Donations across both stalls, which were manned by staff from our cancer team, came to £2,358. Admin staff at Queen’s Hospital also raised an additional £492 by hosting a ‘Man Bake’ and cake raffle.
The Man Bake encouraged our male colleagues to compete to make the tastiest cakes with offerings including a chocolate and cherry cake, lemon drizzle cake and muffins.
We also held a Great BHR Bake Off to mark Health Living Week, with bakers also donating their home-made wonders to be sold on the Macmillan stalls to raise even more money for this great cause.
Alix Holmes, our Macmillan Cancer information officer, said: “We had an amazing coffee morning. Thank you so much to all the helpers, those who donated and bought cakes and to our partner, Sodexo, which donated tea and coffee.”
Joan Jackson, who helped organise the admin staff event, added: “Me and my colleague Dawn Harrington decided to raise funds for Macmillan as most of us have been touched by cancer through family, friends and colleagues and thought it would be good to hold our own cake day.
“We put up bunting and signs and had a fantastic response. To bring a little more fun and a surprise to the event, we also held a Man Bake and a three cake raffle.”
Pictured are staff on the cake stall at Queen’s Hospital