MOD St Athan personnel join in Macmillan's World’s Biggest Coffee Morning fundraiser
9:00am Sunday 14th October 2012 in News
MOD St Athan came together to take part in ‘The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning – Macmillan’s fundraising event on Friday, September 28.
The event also fostered some healthy competition among personnel, as they were invited to take part in the first ever MOD St Athan ‘Bake Off’. The brainchild of Sergeant Lisa Millar, it sparked a high level of additional interest in the event and also provided a focus for departments to come along to support their baker.
Sergeant Millar said: “There are few families who have not been touched in some way by cancer, and Macmillan is there for so many people in their time of need.
“By getting together with coffee and cake, we have raised awareness and hopefully generated some financial support, because no matter how small or large, every penny counts.”
The honour of judging the cakes fell to Commanding Officer’s wife, Dawn Regan. Her co-judge on the morning was Macmillan representative, Sian Neville.
Mrs Regan said: “I was amazed at the variety of cakes. Everyone really entered into the spirit of the morning and it highlighted some of the more hidden talents at MOD St Athan!”
Miss Neville added: “The idea of the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ started back in 1991 when 2,600 people registered to hold a coffee morning. Since then, with the help and generosity of people, this annual event has raised over £60 million.”
The overall bake-off winner was Debbie Woolley from 71(IR) Squadron who blew the judges away with her apple and cinnamon cake. All the cakes that had been entered were then sliced up and sold, alongside other donated cakes.
The event raised in excess of £150.