Amara Raise £249 for Macmillan

On Friday 28th September Macmillan held their biggest fundraising event, the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Ever keen to get involved, team Amara baked some delicious sweet and savoury treats to tuck into on Friday morning.

Everyone was challenged to bake their best sweet or savoury treats to raise money for a great cause. This year, the Events Committee decided to add a fun and competitive twist to the traditional coffee morning; one person was to be crowned the winner and win an Afternoon Tea for Two at Patisserie Valerie! Team Amara love a bit of friendly competition and cake so it was the perfect chance to get involved, who doesn’t love a bit of baking rivalry?

By 9am, the staff room was filled with delicious treats, from “This Little Piggy went to Amara” sausage rolls to “The Basic B*tch Bake”.  After hours of trying to resist the sweet smell of the staff room, the coffee morning was announced open! Who says 10am is too early for cake?

The Events Committee set up two more competitions much to everyone’s delight. Between 10:15 and 10:45 they hosted ‘Pin the Cherry on the Gateau’, challenging the team to perfectly pin a cherry on the gateau whilst blindfolded. Then it was time for ‘You’re on a Roll’. The aim was to accurately guess the length of the sausage roll. It was £2 to enter each game and the lucky winners both took home a £10 railway voucher! Congrats to Kimberly and Emily! After going back for seconds… and thirds, it was time to vote for our favourite bake. Congratulations to Jane for her amazing Unicorns & Rainbow cake!

Macmillan’s first ever Coffee Morning happened in 1990. It was a small affair where friends gathered to enjoy a cuppa together and donate the cost of their coffee to Macmillan. It was so effective, they decided to host another the next year, only this time nationally. Since then, Coffee Morning has raised over £200 million for Macmillan. There are now 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer and one in two of us will get cancer. Macmillan’s goal is to make sue no one faces cancer alone. Macmillan provide medical, emotional, practical and financial support, as well as campaigning for better cancer care, and because cancer affects more than just those facing it, they’re there for friends and family too.


After the donations were counted, it was revealed that team Amara raised an impressive £249.78. And if you want to get involved, it’s not too late to take part! You can still order your free Coffee Morning kit here.

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