Hawksford has kick-started Macmillan Jersey’s Greatest Coffee Morning by hosting a morning of coffee and cake at its Esplanade premises and raising £534.
On Monday morning, Hawksford invited staff from twenty neighbouring Esplanade businesses to enjoy homemade baked treats and coffee from Jersey Coffee Car, who also donated a proportion of their profits to the fundraising total.
Maxine Rawlins, chief executive of Hawksford, said: ‘This is an important week for Macmillan Jersey, and we are pleased to get the Greatest Coffee Morning show on the road by hosting our annual Coffee Morning. Thanks to the many staff who have spent their weekend preparing delicious treats and our neighbours for joining us to raise money for the charity – this has been our most successful Macmillan Coffee Morning to date.’
Macmillan Jersey’s Greatest Coffee Morning, which is now in its fifth year, will officially take place on Friday 25 September.
Macmillan launched its Coffee Morning in 1990 with the simple idea that guests would gather over coffee and donate the cost of their drink to Macmillan. Since then, the Coffee Morning has grown into Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer and has raised over £138 million.