Every year since 1990, Macmillan has been holding national coffee mornings where people are invited to get together, bake and raise money to support those facing cancer.
This month, we decided to join in and host our very own Macmillan coffee morning. There was much excitement and anticipation amongst the team as cake never lasts long in our office!
The whole team pledged to have a go at whipping up a sweet or savoury treat for the day and the results were incredible….
Who knew how many secret bakers we had in our midst!
We invited local suppliers and clients to the event which provided a great opportunity for an informal catch up and also to show off our new games room, complete with pool table, table tennis and even a dart board.
Cake in hand, and a couple of rounds of darts and we were all having a great time. As a PR agency creativity is obviously key to what we do and the games room not only allows us to relax, but is also a great way to get the creative juices flowing. Just some suggestions for our new brainstorming nook include idea ping pong – batting strategies back and forth, both metaphorically as well as physically – who knows what future campaigns will be born out of this room!
Given the popularity of everyone’s favourite Wednesday show, The Great British Bake Off, there was inevitably going to be a competitive side to proceedings at Acceleris. All the homemade fare on offer was sampled by our independent judge – our Chairman, Nigel Howes – who announced the sweet and savoury star bakers. In his words, “It was a very tough call” but there could only be one winner in each category. Account Executive, Dan, took the gold star in savoury with his wonderful sausage rolls, and Company Secretary, Alison, struck gold in the sweet with her plum and almond cake.
The main aim of the day was to raise money for a fantastic cause, and in the spirit of Macmillan Coffee Mornings, to have a little fun doing it.
So, drum roll please… so far we have raised £366.98 (and counting)! A big thank you goes out to all of our clients and suppliers who generously donated, and also to everyone at the agency for their hard work and kindness.
Supporting charitable pursuits is something which is close to all our hearts at Acceleris and as an agency we have worked with a number of third sector groups, including maritime charities The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, Seafarers UK and The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, Leeds based children’s cancer charity Candlelighters, The Prince’s Trust and The Children’s Heart Surgery Fund. For more information on the services we provide, please visit our website http://www.acceleris-mc.com.