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Fundraising is a piece of cake

19 October, 2017
The team from Specsavers in Sittingbourne dressed up and decorated the store with a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party theme for Macmillan
The team from Specsavers in Sittingbourne dressed up and decorated the store with a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party theme for Macmillan

Macmillan Cancer Support has received a boost from Specsavers in Sittingbourne after they took part in Macmillan’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’, raising more than £300.

Members of the team from Specsavers in Sittingbourne dressed up and decorated the store with a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party theme and put their baking skills to the test as they invited customers and passers-by to enjoy a delicious slice of homemade cake from their stall, in exchange for a donation to the charity.

Earlier that week, Justine Hawkes, optical assistant at the store, also took part in the London South Tough Mudder race to help raise funds for the good cause.

A word from the store director

Jia Chiang Cheong, store director at Specsavers in Sittingbourne, said: ‘We all love to bake at the Sittingbourne store and the team were keen to support the Macmillan national coffee morning to recognise what amazing work it does with those sadly affected by cancer.

‘It’s a charity close to our heart, and I would like to thank all our staff and customers for the incredible effort in making our event such a success.’

Macmillan’s annual coffee morning encourages organisations and people across the UK to hold large bake sales, with the proceeds funding the charity’s support groups, online community groups and phone lines.

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