Macmillan, Cake and Coffee

Charity . . .

Macmillan Cancer Support was founded over 100 years ago and has grown to be the UK’s leading source of cancer support. Helping more and more people affected by cancer the Macmillan brand has become both strong and reliable. The charity has reached millions of people offering a source of personal and practical support. Macmillan exists to improve the lives of everyone living with cancer and to inspire millions of others to do the same.

Community . . .

image of gem staff and mayorMost people these days know of someone who has been affected by this awful disease and it’s certainly touched our hearts at GEM.  So this year our administration team certainly got inspired and after a lot of planning, prepping and organisation joined The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning by holding a bit-of-a-do at our site on the 5th October.

With invites to local businesses, community, family and friends via flyers, social media and word of mouth the day arrived together with a host of guests.  The order of the day was the more the merrier and we even got a visit from the mayor!

All of the GEM team participated (along with their better halves!) baking a fantastic array of colourful and tasty cakes, biscuits and bites which were added to by contributions and donations from our friends at local eateries (thank you all!!)

Cake & Coffee . . .

Cake display in GEM showroom for Macmillan coffee morning With games, bunting and balloons supplied by Macmillan, a raffle and hamper arranged by staff and our directors generously agreeing to put our showroom hot drinks machines on free vend for the occasion, a good time was had by all.  The icing on the cake was that we raised a total of £464.40 for such a worthy cause.

October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month and with participation in Wear it Pink and a Strictly Come Dancing sweepstake we aim to add more to our total.

So A BIG THANK YOU to all who got involved and came along to help us support Macmillan Cancer Support.