Macmillan Coffee Morning - Group First HQ
Sweet treats on sale at Group First HQ this Friday
This Friday we are hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning at our Business First Centre at Group First House, Shuttleworth Mead, Padiham. The event will start from 10am onwards.
There will be a range of delicious cakes and sweet treats available to buy for a small donation to go with your morning brew. All proceeds will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
As the business centre is home to Group First's head office, staff will be baking all kinds of goodies, including brownies, cupcakes and cookies too.
Blackpool Business First held their own event earlier this week. It was a huge success, with tenants tucking into a selection of baked goods for a fantastic cause.
The history of Macmillan Coffee Mornings
Macmillan Coffee Mornings began 26 years ago. They aimed to boost fundraising for the national cancer charity.
Since then, events have been taking place all over the UK every year.
The popularity of these occasions has grown significantly in recent years. This is perhaps down to the nation's increasing love of home baking.
Many people would credit the baking revival to the phenomenon that is the BBC's hit TV programme, The Great British Bake Off. In fact, more than 11 million people watched the first episode of this year's Great British Bake Off. That's nearly half the UK TV watching audience.
Coffee mornings have been responsible for raising over £138 million for Macmillan Cancer Support since the first event in 1990.
About Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan provides support to people affected by cancer, from diagnosis through to treatment and beyond.
The charity was founded in 1911 by Douglas Macmillan, a young man whose father had died of cancer. Macmillan's aim was to offer advice, free homes and at-home nursing care to people with cancer.
Today, the charity is the UK's leading source of support to people with cancer, as well as their families.
If you'd like to run your own Macmillan Coffee Morning next year, contact your business centre manager who will help you to organise it.