Macmillan Bake Sale

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It’s almost time for the annual Bake Sale in support of Macmillan Cancer Support.  Last year we managed to raise a fantastic £628!

This year the sale will take place on Friday 27th September between 10am and 12 noon on the Ground Floor of The Sir Duncan Rice Library.

Please come along, grab your favourite beverage from the café, and show your support by purchasing some of the lovely home bakes on offer.

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Thank You – MacMillan Coffee Morning at The Sir Duncan Rice Library raised over £500

macmillan imageStaff here at Library, Special Collections and Museums would like to say a big heartfelt thank you to all who helped to make our MacMillan Coffee Morning last Friday a grand success.

To those who slaved away at their ovens creating the wonderful baked creations that were enjoyed on the day – Thank you. To those who helped create and decorate a wonderful space in which to enjoy those creations – Thank you. And to all those selfless souls who, for the sake of a wonderful and vital charity, and at the cost of an easily given donation, bravely ate their way through cake after cake after cake, we say THANK YOU!

Thank you also to the University’s Campus Services for providing the coffee, and the tea urn, without which the scrumptious cakes would not have been so easily scoffed. Thank you.

When the last crumbs were finally hoovered up and the pennies and pounds counted we reached a grand total of £526.17. A wonderful sum to be added to all the other funds raised through the many other MacMillan Coffee Mornings taking place across the UK last Friday.

At the time of writing this, according to Macmillan’s website over £4.5 Million has been raised through these coffee mornings. And the total is still rising (baking pun intended!). That is a fantastic sum of money and an equally fantastic number of cakes.

I wonder what £4.5 Million worth of cake looks like? It probably looks like many happy crumb-flecked faces and thousands of people receiving amazing care and support during some of the most trying times of their lives, and the lives of their families. So, again, thank you to everyone who helped contribute to the great work done by MacMillan Cancer Support.

Many thanks,

The LSC&M Coffee Morning Crew

Come and eat cake for charity – Library Staff to hold a MacMillan Coffee Morning this Friday

macmillan imageWorld’s Biggest Coffee Morning – Friday 25th September


The Library, Special Collections & Museums (LSC&M) Coffee Morning Crew are getting their mixers to the ready for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on the 25th September 2015.

This will be the second year the LSC&M staff have participated in this event.

Join us in the Events Area

The Sir Duncan Rice Library 

Friday 25th September


and bring your pennies…

Spread the word – The coffee morning is open to all!

For those of you not able to join us on the 25th, but who wish to make a donation to MacMillan Cancer Support, you can Text to Donate as follows:

Text CUP 7KG to 70550 to donate £5.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the ground floor of The Sir Duncan Rice Library this Friday.


Many thanks,

The LSC&M Coffee Morning Crew

Macmillan coffee morning raises hundreds of pounds

Earlier in the term the Library held its first Macmillan Coffee Morning which was very well attended by both students and staff. There was so much cake donated that we had an ongoing “coffee” all week.

Many thanks to four students who took cakes and a donation box around campus and raised £60 pounds. We are thrilled to announce that £750 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Thanks to everyone who donated either eatables or money to help us reach this total. Look out for similar events in the future.

Find out more about Macmillan Cancer Support.