Smartcomm Macmillan Coffee Morning

Well done and many thanks to all those who put in so much effort to support the Smartcomm Macmillan Coffee morning. Over £215 was raised for this worthy charity.

The Smartcomm team are very generous, great at pulling together and appreciate good food. So, when the call came out to support the Macmillan Charity, the Smartcomm staff rallied. Our admin team helped organise and remind everyone to bring a donation and bake something. The event also proved the Smartcomm staff have serious baking skills. From golden chocolate sponge cakes to filo pastry roles filled with spinach, feta and prosciutto – there was a fantastic range of delicious cakes and bakes to choose from. The spread certainly brightened up the office.

A number of prizes were won including Best Baker, Best Presentation, Tastiest Savoury.

While Smartcomm have only been hosting a coffee morning for a few years, the first ever Coffee Morning happened way back in 1990. Since then, the Macmillan Coffee Morning has raised over £200 million for Macmillan. This is important because apparently, one in two of us will face cancer, and all of us know someone who has had cancer. Macmillan provide  services for people living with cancer by funding and supporting a range of health and social care professionals.

The Macmillan organisation was started in 1911, by Douglas Macmillan, who watched his father die of cancer. His father’s pain and suffering moved Douglas so much, he founded the Society for the Prevention and Relief of Cancer. Douglas wanted advice and information to be provided to all people with cancer, homes for patients at low or no cost, and voluntary nurses to attend to patients in their own homes. Today much of Douglas’s legacy lives on through the Macmillan organisation. Douglas himself died of cancer in 1969.