Joint Macmillan Coffee Morning and Jeans for Genes Day

Last Thursday MHA Carpenter Box held its annual joint Macmillan Coffee Morning and Jeans for Genes day. This involved staff coming into the office wearing their best pair of jeans and eating lots of cake in return for donations to two amazing charities. It also saw the return of the annual “Great Carpenter Box Bake Off” competition!

The entries for the Great Carpenter Box Bake Off were of an incredible standard so the judges had a very difficult task when it came to choosing the ultimate winner!

But the winner was eventually declared to be Ruth Burrows who took home the Bake Off trophy for her delicious Chocolate Fudge Cake. The judges also offered a special commendation for the technical baking involved in Miriam’s Peanut Butter and Chocolate cake. They also commented that all the others in the competition all had something going for them — whether technical ability, decoration or looks. It was by no means an easy decision for the judges.

As well as the Bake Off there were also various competitions going on in both offices including a ‘guess the height/weight’ of the cake and football card games.

The world’s largest coffee morning is Macmillan’s biggest annual fundraising event to support those facing cancer. In 2016, they raised a record-breaking £29.5 million from coffee mornings across the country and they hope to raise even more this year.

In the UK 1 in 25 children are born with a genetic disorder and Jeans for Genes day helps to fund a wide range of initiatives to improve the lives of these children.

Thanks to the combined efforts we managed to raise a fantastic £552.36 for Macmillan Cancer Support and Genetic Disorders UK, which exceeded last year’s figure by over £100! A massive thank you to all who took part but particularly to those who made or bought cakes for us all to consume.