Since 1990, the annual Macmillan Coffee Morning has helped to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The event has proven to be extremely successful, with more than £200 million being raised over the last 29 years, helping the charity continue the fight against cancer. Last year alone, the charity raised over £27 million, enough to fund 516 macmillan nurses for a year.
At our school we think it’s important to teach our pupils about the importance of charity and helping others. With millions of people across the UK being affected by cancer every day, Southwold Primary & Nursery School is proud to get behind this fantastic initiative.
Because we can't invite parents, carers and other visitors into our school at the moment and we need to stay safe by staying in our class bubbles, this year's Macmillan Cake Sale will look a little bit different. We are inviting children to bring in individual cakes to sell to their classes whilst observing the hand hygiene and rules that we have learnt. We are also inviting children to share their favourite recipes and even send in videos of them cooking at home to share in school.
Our aim is to raise much needed money for Macmillan Cancer this year whilst having fun and eating cake!
Kelly Holden-White, Year 5/6 teacher said: "Our Charity Society are keen to continue to raise money for worthwhile charities even with the current restrictions on schools and group activities. We know we can do it!"
Every two minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. Every two minutes. Macmillan Cancer Support is a fantastic charity that puts so much time and effort into fighting cancer and helping those with the disease.
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Macmillan for the life-changing work they carry out every day.