Macmillan & Jeans for Genes Day

Hundreds raised for two Charities

On Thursday 27th September, MHA Carpenter Box held a joint Macmillan Coffee Morning and Jeans for Genes day. Staff came into work dressed wearing their favourite pair of jeans and took part in an array of activities throughout the day including a cake sale, bake-off, ‘guess the baby photo’ competition and football card games.

The great MHA Carpenter Box bake-off

Worthing bake-off entrants

In what has now become an annual tradition, two separate bake-off competitions took place this year; one in Worthing and one in Gatwick.

The Worthing bake-off attracted a range of delicious cakes and the judges had a tough time choosing! After much deliberation, they awarded Lisa Neale’s raspberry lemon meringue cake as the ‘Star Baker’ and chose Rachael Topping’s chocolate marble cake as the runner-up.

In Gatwick, the cakes were judged to be equally amazing. The overall winner was chosen to be Alaina Clarke with her lovely chocolate orange cupcakes and the runner-up was Melissa Hardwick with her gorgeous looking raspberry cheesecake!

Gatwick bake-off entrants

Through all the fundraising efforts across both offices, we managed to raise a fantastic £387, which will be split between Macmillan Cancer Support and Genetic Disorders UK.

  • Macmillan Cancer Support: one in three of us will face cancer, and the money we raised will help make sure no one has to face it alone. In total, over £1,940,000 has been raised this year so far through Coffee Mornings!
  • Genetic Disorders UK: 1 in 25 children has a genetic disorder that makes their life very difficult. By wearing our jeans and donating, we will help to change the lives of these children.

Well done to everyone who baked, took part in the competitions and donated!