Last Friday, colleagues across the UK spent the day buying and eating all the treats that our colleagues had baked and bought for us, to raise money for Macmillan.
The total raised across the sites was £435.70 and with the double match funding from The Matthew Good Foundation added, a total amount of £1306.50 was raised.
Macmillan is a charity that many of us are aware of or have a personal connection with, so thank you to every person who baked or turned up to buy a treat, it’s thanks to you that we were able to raise so much money and make a real difference to the lives of people and families affected by cancer. Below are some examples of what the money we raised could go on to fund.
£600 could pay for a Macmillan social care worker or family support worker for more than a week, helping patients, family members, and carers manage the social and practical problems of living with cancer.
£240 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for more than a day, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.
£100 could help people affected by cancer to claim £4,231 in benefits they are entitled to with the help of welfare rights advisers on the Macmillan Support Line helping people affected by cancer.
Macmillan Coffee Morning treats at London Gateway
Bake-off entries at Hull
Winners of the Bake Off collecting their prizes in Hull
Manchester’s coffee morning treats