(L-R) Bernie Timney, Sophie Ord and Sebastian Robinson all helping out at the Macmillan event today

The College hosts Macmillan Coffee Morning

Sun, 2001-10-14 01:00

Today the College hosted a coffee and cake morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The event was held as part of Macmillan Cancer Trust’s attempt to host the world’s biggest coffee morning, with similar events taking place all across the country.

And the event at the College saw the Lubetkin Theatre taken over with a host of fresh cake stalls, tea and coffee stands and raffles.

Organiser of the event Caroline Fincken said: “I saw an advert on TV for the Macmillan’s coffee morning campaign so I thought it would be great to have a big event at the College.”

And in the spirit of charity everyone came together; from volunteers on the day, Caroline’s friends and college staff all chipping in to help make today’s event become a great success.

Caroline added: “So we got in touch with the College and ask staff and catering students if they could help with tea and coffee.

“Then I contacted a friend of mine who makes cakes and she donated a cake for us to raffle as well as making 100 cup cakes to be sold, which was an amazing help.

“And then we all just got together and chipped in making and baking things, we just want to make a huge contribution to the charity.”

By the end of the day Caroline and her team of helpers had raised a huge £314.88 to go towards Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning total.

A delighted Caroline said: “The total we raised is absolutely brilliant I am over the moon with what we have achieved today.

“We had a great response from around the campus and people enjoyed what they had and just kept coming back for more.”