Macmilllan Coffee Morning

On Friday 28th September, the tables in the V&A were once again piled high with sumptuous saccharine creations: caterpillar cakes, waffle towers, and golden sponges. This was the now-annual and always-brilliant Macmillan Coffee Morning.

Pupils, parents, staff, ex-staff, and members of the wider community joined us for a very busy morning of coffee, cakes, tombola, raffle and pre-Christmas shopping. Thank you to everyone who baked the cakes, who sold the cakes, who bought the cakes; thank you to those who manned a stall or who donated a prize, and to those who worked tirelessly behind the scenes.

During the morning, we welcomed Diana Roberts from Macmillan, who spoke about her work with the charity. Diana commented, ‘We want everyone who has been diagnosed with cancer to know that we are here and that we have a helpline – and because of the likes of the team at Wellington College, who have raised thousands upon thousands for us over the years, Macmillan have now been able to make that helpline a seven-day-a-week service as of 2019. It is a huge achievement that we can be there for people affected by cancer and help them find their best way through it so that they can live life as fully as they can. Every penny, every pound you put in the jar counts. £28 funds a clinical nurse specialist for an hour and every time you put in 35p you’re buying a cancer guide for someone affected by cancer.  So, thank you on behalf of Macmillan’.

The cake competition was judged by Penny and Robin Dyer, who said that ‘every single cake, without exception, was superb!’ Congratulations to the Picton, whose chocolate and Oreo piñata cake gained them first place, and to Kim Dutton, winner of the Community Cake category, for her fabulous cheeseburger-shaped creation.

Special mention must go to Dee Palmer and Jeanette, who organised the event and brought with them buckets of enthusiasm and positive energy.

Thanks to the generosity of the Wellington Community, we’ve have raised £1311 for Macmillan so far this year.

Thank you, everyone!

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