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EF Academy Torbay MacMillan Coffee Morning for cancer

EF Academy Torbay MacMillan Coffee Morning for cancer

EF Academy Torbay held its annual McMillan coffee morning and we surpassed ourselves in terms of how much we raised and how much cake we ate!!

There are now 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer. By 2030, it will be 4 million people, and Mcmillan want to be there for them all.

One in three of us will get cancer, and it will be one of the toughest things we’ll ever have to face. McMillan’s goal is to make sure no one faces cancer alone. They provide medical, emotional, practical and financial support, as well as campaigning for better cancer care. And because cancer affects more than just those facing it, they are there for friends and family too.

Many of the teachers and staff in school have been touched by cancer either themselves or having known someone who has had it and because of that reason its something that we care deeply about which is why we really go for it on coffee morning day.

Initially organized by our A Level and IB CAS students who planned the promotion, planning and preparation for the day which included asking host families and teachers to bake cakes for the day and they didn’t disappoint. We had fairy cakes made by students, banana cake made by the CAS Coordinator, cookies made by the cooking club students and white chocolate cakes made by host families.

Students set up stalls with posters and banners and they set up cake stalls and coffee stalls at first break and at lunch. The café and canteen was packed with teachers, staff, students and host families all tucking into cakes and sweets with a nice cup of tea to wash it all down. This is truly a British way to raise money.

It was clear by the end of first break that we had raised a lot of money because we had hardly any cakes left and by the end of lunch time it was even clearer how well we had done when we had to turn people away. But of course they paid anyway!!!

The end result was that we raised an amazing 350 pound and we still have money coming in! This is a credit to the students, the school, host families and the local community and big well done is well deserved and that’s exactly what happened when we received an email sent to the schools Enrichment Coordinator, Chris Nicholls. Have a look below!

Dear Chris,

I wanted to say a huge thank you for holding a Coffee Morning this year. I really hope you enjoyed lots of scrummy treats with your friends and colleagues. And don’t worry if you haven’t had chance yet, there’s still plenty of time to hold your Coffee Morning.

You might not have known but this year was our 25th anniversary – which is a lot of coffee and cake! I wanted to say a special thank you for helping us get to 25 years and for helping us to reach even more people affected by cancer. With your support we can ensure that no one has to face cancer alone.

If you’re yet to pay in your coffee money, you can do so here or visit our paying in page for other ways to pay in.

Thanks for getting together over cake- because let’s face it; cake really does taste better together!

Best Wishes,

Kath Blaize-Smith

Head Coffee Lady