On Friday, Scott Rees & Co hosted their annual coffee morning, in a bid to raise money for the Macmillan Cancer Appeal and the afternoon proved to be a success, with the final total being recorded at £275.
The firm have participating in the nationwide event for the last eight years, raising hundreds of pounds, year on year for the charity. Once again, Kathryn Grass co-ordinated proceedings. Speaking about the coffee morning she said:
“It really is a fantastic achievement to raise so much money for what is an extremely important charity to many people. We were slightly down on last years total, but this was still a magnificent effort by everyone involved, from those baking the cakes, to those eating them.”
On the day, a ‘guess the weight of the cake’ competition took place, as well as a ‘guess the number of sweets in the jar’, with all proceedings going in the final pot.
Scott Rees & Co Partner, David Byrne, praised the firm’s efforts, saying: “Once again we have managed to raise a fantastic total for MacMillan. I would like to thank Kathryn for once again organising everything and also to all those people who took the time to bake and bring in cakes for the sale.”
“Cancer has affected many of the members of the staff working here at Scott Rees and many more nationwide. The money that events such as the coffee morning, raises will go along way to helping the researchers find a cure for this terrible disease and therefore reducing the number of deaths each year.”
History of the Macmillan Coffee Morning
The world’s largest coffee morning has been running for 26 years and has gone from a small affair to a nationwide phenomenon in that time. Last year, the Macmillan Coffee Morning raised £25 million for charity and it is hoped that this year they will exceed this figure. Overall, since 1990, the coffee morning has raised over £138 million for MacMillan and long may it continue