Owl’s Nest Coffee Morning earns over £900 for Macmillan
Friday 25th September marked the 25th anniversary of Macmillan Cancer Research’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and Be Wiser took part in the best way it knew how, by opening the doors to the Owl’s Nest to the general public and hosting a coffee morning of its own.
Staff from Be Wiser helped to host the event and helped by selling cakes and raffle tickets, helping to raise a whopping £933.71 for the company’s official charity partner for 2015.
Preparations for the Coffee Morning started earlier in the week, where Be Wiser employees were invited to bake cakes and treats to be sold at the event. Perhaps inspired by the ‘Great Be Wiser Bake-Off’ at our Charity Fete Day earlier in the year, there was no shortage of volunteers!
The day was a huge success and attracted lots of local people and organisations, who enjoyed meeting the Be Wiser staff and eating some of the delicious treats.
Alex from the Career Wiser team was also in attendance to answer questions about the company. Representatives from Mums in the Know Andover enjoyed chatting to him and tweeted the following:
A flatscreen HD television was donated to the company and was put to good use as first prize in the raffle. It was won by KickStart graduate, JP Broughton.
The World’s Biggest Coffee morning is MacMillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer and every year the charity asks people across the country to host their own Coffee Mornings to raise money for the charity.
Macmillan’s goal is to make sure that no one faces cancer alone and it does a fantastic job in the UK by providing medical, emotional, practical and financial support, as well as campaigning for better cancer care.
Last year the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning raised £25 million and the charity is hoping to raise even more this year.
Stay tuned for more Macmillan fundraising events at Be Wiser.