Saturday, 15 September 2012

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan

I am sure that most of you will have probably heard of the charity Macmillan at some point, some may have even been in receipt of their services. They have provided support and nursing care to both patients and their families afflicted by cancer, including my own loved ones. Additionally after my own brush with it, and also working with people frequently dealing with cancer this charity is very dear to my heart.

This 28th September is their annual coffee morning – I am organising a fundraiser at work via sale of cakes – just to decide on final choice of what to bake! Even if you are not the most proficient of bakers – why not use this as opportunity to beg borrow or buy some cake tins and whip up a quick batch of fairy cakes?

Silver Spoons Little Local Hero Awards:

Silver Spoon, the homegrown sugar people, are the official sugar sponsor for the event, and this year have decided to launch a fantastic competition as part of their activity. On the 24thAugust 2012 Silver Spoon and Macmillan are launching Silver Spoons Little Local Hero Awards. They are scouring the country for local heroes under the age of 18 who have done something truly special. Your local little hero could have looked after their little sister when they were ill, gone to great lengths to make Mother’s Day very special, or done something fantastic to raise money for charity.

If you know someone under 18 in your local area who you think would be a worthy winner, just follow this link and explain in less than 100 words who you are nominating, why, and what you would bake them to say thank you

Competition closes 20th Sep at 23:59 BST

Master Pâtissier Eric Lanlard, star of Channel 4’s Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard, will choose a Silver Spoon National Little Hero and to celebrate he will bake them a special cake of their choice! 10 runners up will also receive a Silver Spoon Baking Hamper packed full of exciting treats.

There are sure to be some amazing stories from our local little heroes all over the country, but in the meantime don’t forget to register to hold your own coffee morning on the 28th September, just follow this link and you can help to raise money for people with lives affected by cancer.


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