Tea & cakes with a cause from Virgin Balloons
- By Hannah Mahony -
- Sep 28, 2012
Virgin Balloon Flights today took time out of the skies to take part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support. They joined hundreds of others across the UK who held coffee mornings at home, at work and schools to raise money for Macmillan.
Cakes and mugs of hot tea and coffee – courtesy of Alex Ferguson (Head of Marketing, Virgin Balloon Flights) were exchanged at Virgin Balloons HQ in return for donations which will be sent to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Alex said: “This year our company charity is Birmingham Children’s Hospital so our main focus has been raising money for them, but we also like to support other charities’ campaigns with events at our head office when they come along. Macmillan Cancer Support is an amazing charity and is dear to many of our hearts, so we wanted to be part of the World’s Largest Coffee Morning. It was a lot of fun, the tea and cake went down well and everyone gave generously.”
The very first World’s Biggest Coffee Morning started in 1991, since then it has raised over £60 million in total for Macmillan Cancer Support. Last year, 51,000 people participated and raised and amazing £10 million creating a record.
There is currently around two million people in the UK living with cancer, it is predicted that by 2030 there will be four million. Even if you’ve not been part of the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ this year, you can still donate.
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