Today MPA Group were delighted to once again take part in The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan. This fundraising event raises money for people facing cancer. Macmillan provides medical, emotional, practical and financial advice for the 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK. Money raised contributes to Macmillan’s continued pledge to be there from the moment of diagnosis, supporting everyone affected. The event first took place in 1990, where a small group met over coffee and donated the cost of the drink to Macmillan. Since then the coffee morning has grown to become a national fundraising event, raising over £200 million for Macmillan. Once again, MPA Group’s coffee morning was organised by our Client Services Executive, Samantha Rutt.
Ready, steady, bake!
To raise money, employees at MPA Group have taken part in our very own ‘Bake Off’. With so many great entries it was always going to be a tough decision for the judges. Sharron Wright emerged victorious for the second time and won the prestigious ‘Born to bake’ trophy taking the title away from last year’s winner Laura Simkauskaite. She baked an adventurous 4-tiered spiced orange sponge cake that we’re sure even Paul Hollywood would have been impressed by. Marc Beddall placed second with a mint choc chip sponge and Connor Whelan made the top 3 with a classic Victoria sponge.
The nations favourite cakes
Interestingly, a recent survey revealed that the nations favourite cake of 2018 is the lemon drizzle cake, with 40% of the UK adults surveyed claiming it their favourite. The exact origin of lemon drizzle cake is unknown. It is probably derived from the pound cake, which was first baked in England around 1700. A pound of each ingredient was used to make a simple, heavy cake to feed large groups of people. Chocolate fudge cake came in second (38%) with carrot cake third (37%). The survey also found that Brits favourite time to indulge in cake is 3pm.
The day’s activities have also included ‘Place the cherry on the gateau’ a coffee morning adaption of the classic, pin the tail on the donkey and ‘You’re on a roll’ where staff had to guess the length of a sausage roll, which measured in at 49cm.
This fantastic event raised £409.11 beating last year’s total of £317.65, and all for a great cause!