I’m delighted to report that our Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning at Ferneham Hall in Fareham was a huge success.
The theatre was buzzing with lots of lovely new vistors and patrons – and even the ladies from the local Scrabble club came to taste our scrumptious wares and make a donation.
At some point in their lives, everyone will be affected by cancer, whether it be a family member, a friend or even themselves
All the staff made cakes. I didn’t want to ‘sponge’ off other people’s ideas, so my creation was an arty design complete with chocolate happy/sad theatre masks painted with edible glitter!
Well, everyone loves a bit of sparkle, although I have to confess I didn’t actually bake the cake. I faked it by buying the base and then decorating it.
Cheating I know, but it was all for a worthy cause. I’m no Mary Berry.
Some of my workmates outdid me with their bakes, with handmade carrot cakes and magnificent macaroons.
In the end our manager was crowned star baker with a beehive/flower creation that would have impressed baking king Paul Hollywood and would have had Mary salivating, I’m sure.
We also had enormous fun playing Spot The Cake, trying to guess how many coloured dots were on a gateau.
Macmillan is such a worthy cause.
At some point in their lives, everyone will be affected by cancer, whether it be a family member, a friend or even themselves.
You just never know what’s around the corner.
In the past year 338,000 more people have been diagnosed in the UK and nearly a quarter of those have no support from family or friends.
To be very ill and also be isolated and lonely is horrendous.
No-one should have to face cancer alone and that is where the Macmillan nurses come in, giving a person someone to turn to from the moment they are diagnosed through to treatment and beyond.
They give energy and inspiration, listen and advise, provide palliative care and emotional support.
Thank you to Kim Appleby from Macmillan and everyone who came and supported our amazing event.
The ‘icing on the cake’ was that we raised more than £400. See you all again next year.