Hawksford has raised more than £250 in support of Macmillan Cancer Support (Jersey) as part of the charity’s Jersey’s Greatest Coffee Morning Awareness Week.  

Hawksford hosted its coffee morning on Monday 23rd September to help launch the initiative. Businesses and locals were invited to buy coffee and homemade cakes from the company’s Esplanade premises. There were a variety of treats on offer, including chocolate brownies and rocky road cakes. Employees from neighbouring businesses, Appleby and PwC stopped by to show their support.  

Matthew Morel, head of marketing at Hawksford, attended Macmillan’s open day at Lido Medical Centre on Thursday 26th September to present charity representatives with a cheque to support its on-going work helping individuals and their families living with cancer and beyond in the island.  

Peter Murley, chief executive of Hawksford, commented: ‘As ever, Hawksford staff really got behind the coffee morning and there was a real community atmosphere as a steady stream of people dropped in to buy their coffee and cakes. It was a great idea to kick off the campaign on Monday morning and I am delighted that so many businesses have participated.’  

Brian Frith, Chairman of Macmillan Jersey, said: ‘We are very grateful to Hawksford and their neighbours for giving us such a wonderful start to our awareness week. We could not provide the service we do for the community in Jersey without the support of partners like Hawksford.’  

Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning has been running since 1991. Macmillan Jersey held their first local event – Jersey’s Greatest Coffee Morning – three years ago and last year over fifty local businesses and individuals took part helping to raise awareness of the charity and over £18,000 in funds.