The Eurest creative catering team at Cambridge Consultants has won gold having impressed judges with their showstopping baking skills to raise vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
NESCAFÉ Original, part of Nestlé Professional, is an official sponsor of Macmillan Cancer Support’s Coffee Mornings, and invited all Compass sites, which includes leading workplace caterer Eurest, to participate in the Showstopper competition. The competition set out to give one workplace the chance to win the Ultimate Macmillan Coffee Morning hosted by Celebrity Masterchef winner Lisa Faulkner, and Nestlé Professional, to raise vital funds for the charity.
Denise Jenkinson, who baked the winning cake, not only stole the show with her inspirational cake design, but also helped the team raise £1,417 from their coffee morning. Members of the winning team, led by Sally West, have all been affected by cancer and impressed judges with their delicious fondant-topped Victoria sponge. The cake was decorated with a bell, symbolising the tradition of ringing a bell to mark the milestone of ending cancer treatment.
Sally said: “The Macmillan Coffee Morning really brought us together as a team after being split up by COVID. Seeing all our customers back in the dining room, having coffee and cake was really special.”
Lisa was delighted to be involved in the cause and commented: “I feel honoured to have been asked to be a part of today’s activities, to be a part of helping people, inspiring people and raising money. I couldn’t believe the winning cake, I thought it was beautiful and what an inspiring story behind it.”
Cecilia Farr, NESCAFÉ Brand Manager for Nestle Professional commented on the event’s success saying: “We are delighted to support Macmillan – the work they do is truly inspiring and it’s an honour to be involved. The cake that the Eurest catering made was inspiration and we’re so pleased they were able to raise such a great amount for a vital and important charity.”
Nestlé Professional, Nestlé’s food service division, donated £1 to Macmillan for every purchase of a 1kg, 750g and 500g Decaf NESCAFÉ Original tin from the Nestlé Professional range*, raising £45,000 and boosting the £250,000** donation already made by NESCAFÉ Original, bringing the total to £295,000. The total amount donated by NESCAFÉ Original this year will go towards offering vital support and could fund over 11,000 hours of Macmillan nurses.
Macmillan Cancer Support relies on most of their funding coming from donations, meaning that the money raised from these coffee mornings is crucial to the development of the charity. The money raised goes towards Macmillan’s free seven-day-a-week Support Line with experts offering practical, emotional and financial support, as well as running an important online community which provides Macmillan nurses for people with cancer.
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