Staff 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.
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.