On Friday 27 September New Wimbledon Theatre hosted an extremely successful coffee morning, which saw them raise over £400 for Macmillan Cancer Relief with the Piano Bar serving hot drinks and home-baked cakes with all proceeds going to the charity. Additionally throughout the week bucket collections were made during Carnaby Street the Musical which saw the overall monies raised for Macmillan Cancer Care reach a fantastic total of £1,400.
A variety of cakes were baked and donated by theatre staff for the coffee morning, including carrot and walnut cake, millionaire shortbread, lemon drizzle, fruitcake, Victoria sponge and many more! Pete Isaac, the theatre’s Senior Technician, was crowned the star baker of the morning with his extremely tasty 3D chocolate cheesecake. Guests were able to take away the delicious cakes or enjoy their cake with a barista coffee or tea in the theatre’s opulent Piano Bar.
New Wimbledon Theatre’s General Manager, Gavin Shuman had the following to say on the event:
'We are delighted to have raised such a significant amount of monies for Macmillan Cancer Relief. The theatre staff made a tremendous effort with all of their baking and we were delighted to crown our Senior Technician Pete Isaac, Star Baker. I would like to thank all of the staff at the theatre for their hard work and for everybody that contributed to such an amazing cause.'
The Macmillan coffee morning event started in 1990, when a local fundraising committee decided to hold a coffee morning, this model has now been taken up nationally and the first National World’s Biggest Coffee Morning was in 1991, when 2,600 people registered to hold coffee mornings across the country. Since then it has raised over £75 million in total for Macmillan Cancer Support.