With the national statistics telling us that cancer affects one in two people it’s not something to be ignored. A diagnosis can be a devastating blow to a family. Not only is it a frightening time, fraught with a roller coaster of emotions, it also brings practical pressures. There may be financial implications due to loss of earnings, daily trips to hospital for treatment and the need for help with domestic responsibilities. In situations like this the work of Macmillan, in supporting families, can be invaluable.
The staff at the TCC wanted to do something to help in these situations so on 30th September they put on their aprons, fired up their ovens and baked to support the work of Macmillan by joining in with the world’s biggest coffee morning. Colleagues from around the building joined them in eating as much cake as they could, all in the name of charity!
A group of discerning tasters from the CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) were invited to sample all the cakes to determine the star baker. This award went to Anne for her coffee walnut fudge cake, which was clearly very popular.
Macmillan supplied a ‘spot the cake’ competition to guess the number of spots iced onto a cake. A variety of techniques were employed to work out the answer from Pythagoras’ theorem, counting out sections and multiplying and using the number of days in the year. Paula won the competition with the tried and tested technique of a wild guess and she generously donated her prize money back to the charity to help swell the funds.
The TCC are very proud to be sending £291.19 to Macmillan to support their valuable work.