This year we decided to host another coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, who support individuals and families across the UK suffering with cancer.
Last year, as part of the fundraising, we delivered homemade gourmet cupcakes to our friends, family and valued clients. The cakes were tasty and went down well. This year, we delivered handmade vegan samosas, which again went down really well and we even had to deliver more to some people as they ran out too quickly! We’re pleased to report they were delicious!
On the day of the event itself, 27 September 2019, we held an event at our offices at Pear Tree Business Park which was attended by more than 60 friends, family and clients. The event was fun filled and we sold everything from homemade carrot cakes to muffins and more samosas!
As part of the entertainment, guests were spoiled by reflexology sessions provided by Nicola Fox of ReFoxology, fun games like ‘Beat the Buzzer’ and guess the sweeties in the jar (there were 486!).
We also held a raffle with fantastic prizes donated by local businesses in and around Leicester. Some of the prizes included Leicester City Football Club stadium tour tickets, an Amazon echo, a crate of champagne and a round of golf for four people. We would like to say a huge thank you to all those who donated towards the raffle and the contribution they have made towards such a great cause.
After the event, we were contacted by JustGiving to inform us that our page was one of the most successful, being in the top 5% of fundraisers for September 2019. Overall, we raised an outstanding £3,000. We are so proud to see the community come together to achieve this incredible result for Macmillan – We hope to see you all again next year!