What a fantastic way to start a Friday morning – with cakes, coffee and charity! On Friday 30th September 2016, ReesLeisure took part in the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ to contribute to the fundraising effort for an incredibly worthy cause - Macmillan Cancer Support.
It has recently been announced that Macmillan Cancer Support are our Lead National Charity for the ABP Southampton Marathon and Winchester Half Marathon 2017! We are very excited to have Macmillan as our Lead National Charity, and are very keen to give back in any way we can to such a wonderful cause.
As the organiser for this office event, it meant that I was the one to receive the Macmillan coffee morning kit, which was packed full of exciting goodies aimed at helping us to create the best coffee morning we could. The kit included tasty recipes, Macmillan decorations and balloons, fun competitions and all the information we needed on how to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Along with the enjoyment of having as much cake as you want on a Friday morning, as well as the added bonus of raising money for a good cause, the Macmillan Coffee Morning also gave us the chance to get to know our office neighbours better. Who could resist? As ReesLeisure only moved into the building a few months ago, this was the perfect chance to invite employees from Funding Knight and HC3S into our office to introduce ourselves and get to know them better.
Thanks to the excellent bakery skills from several members of the ReesLeisure team, as well as Jackie from Funding Knight’s delicious cupcakes, (plus the odd bit of help from Mr Kipling…) the Coffee Morning proved to be a huge success! A vast amount of cake was devoured, a good time was had by all, and we managed to raise a total of £107.42 for Macmillan Cancer Support, which is now the target to beat for next year!
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