James Frew Ltd hosted a very successful Coffee Morning as part of Macmillan Cancer Support – The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. All staff, including Directors, Managers, Office & Maintenance came together to raise money for the worthwhile cause.
The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. Coffee Morning has raised over £165.5 million for Macmillan since starting back in 1990. There are now over 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer and with the help of this charity; no one needs to face it alone. Providing medical, emotional, practical and finance support as well as campaigning for better cancer care, Macmillan makes a huge difference.
Many donations of cakes, sweets & treats were on offer for a small contribution in the office as well as fresh coffee for all to enjoy. In addition to cakes, there was also many other ways to be involved on the day to contribute to the fund including;
o Dress down Friday with a twist
o Guess the height of the cake competition
o Special ‘’Frew’s Director Bake Off’’
o Guess the steps walk competition in Arran
Laura Stockwell, Macmillan’s Fundraising Manager for Ayrshire came to the head office in Stevenston to collect the cheque and thank all the staff for being involved. Laura said; “Sadly, the number of people being diagnosed with cancer is increasing every year and that means Macmillan’s support for people living with cancer is in more demand than ever. At Macmillan, we know how cancer can affect everything. We are here to help people live life, no matter what, but we cannot do it without the amazing people who fundraise for us. The money raised by James Frew will go towards helping Macmillan support people affected by cancer at the time they need us most.”
Roddy Frew, Managing Director, James Frew Ltd, added ‘’We are delighted to support Macmillan, and I am grateful to everyone who has kindly donated and contributed to the charity. In particular, I would like to thank the staff who have worked hard to plan the event and our suppliers who kindly donated raffle prizes.’’
The staff raised a total of £915.93 throughout the event with the company increasing the total to £1500