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Staff gather behind cakes for Macmillan Coffee Morning

Foundation staff bake cakes to raise hundreds of pounds for World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

The Whitgift Foundation joined thousands across the country to take part in the Macmillan Coffee Morning today, Friday 25 September.

The Whitgift Almshouses’ Common Room in the centre of Croydon was a hive of activity as many of the Foundation’s staff had baked cakes and were joined by Almshouses residents and visitors from local organisations including staff from Croydon BID, Centrale, Whitgift Centre, Old Palace of John Whitgift School, Natwest, Office Centre and Stiles Harold Williams.

In only an hour, more than £500 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support through selling the delicious assortment of homemade cakes – cinnamon swirls, chocolate brownies, cornflake cakes, lemon drizzle, Victoria sponge and coffee chocolate cake to name a few.

Funds were also raised through the ‘guess the number of spots on the cake’ competition with the morning culminating in an eagerly anticipated raffle.

Staff member and organiser, Dianne Sutton, commented: “I’m absolutely over the moon that we raised more than £500 for Macmillian. Thank you to all who contributed and attended to support this worthy cause – every cake shared helps Macmillan be there for someone affected by cancer, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.”

Foundation staff (left to right): Loretta, Sue, Susan, Jovita, Dianne (organiser) with resident, Sharon.

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