Last Friday we held a charity bake sale in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and their World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, which saw hundreds of thousands of people and businesses across the UK holding charity fundraising events throughout the day. Last year the event raised a record £20 million, so we were more than happy to do our bit and help contribute to 2014’s total.
The Eventa Group Social Club asked some of us to bake a cake for the morning to be sold within the company throughout the day to raise money for Macmillan, which goes towards cancer research and assisting the charity in other ways.
Bakers were encouraged to enter their creations for consideration in three different prize categories; best tasting, best design, and most original. I personally think that the cake I made with my colleague Richard was a sure fire winner for all three categories, however we failed to walk away with any accolades, with the exception of an honourable mention for our cake design. I will begrudgingly say that the winner of best design did look very good though (it even had photos of our directors on it, which is what we think swung the vote in their favour!)
Here is the cake that Richard and I baked, which I’m sure you’ll agree should’ve won, purely because it was the only cake to carry a joke.
As you can see there were plenty of great looking cakes, and they all tasted great as well, so the judging panel (our directors) had an incredibly tough time trying to decide on the winners for each category. Once everyone was in agreement the results were announced, with the winners receiving a prize for their efforts, although myself and Richard got nothing and are still both very upset about this. We feel the entire competition was a fix!
However, the main reason for holding the coffee morning was to raise money for Macmillan and we did just that, raising a total of £168 through both our bake sale and a raffle, the prizes for which were provided by our suppliers who were generous enough to provide us with some lovely prizes to offer, and to also ensure that all monies raised would go towards a great cause.
This is the second year that The Eventa Group has partaken in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, and you can guarantee we’ll be doing the same next year!
For more information on Macmillan, their coffee morning, and the services they provide please visit the Macmillan website.