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Coffee morning is tasty triumph

25 September 2015


You could have been forgiven for thinking that the Great British Bake Off had landed at Southend Hospital’s Macmillan Centre with the array delicious cakes on display, there were in fact part of the national Macmillan coffee morning.

If Paul and Mary had been there though they certainly would not have been disappointed (okay Paul might have been but what else is new) with something to suit every taste bud from a toffee apple cake to coffee and walnut cake.

Volunteers raised their coffee cups and an impressive £700 from the coffee morning that also helped raise the spirits of many of those in attendance, there was also raffle that tempted many with its array of prizes.

Friederike Englund, Macmillan information & support manager at the hospital, said: "We've got a fantastic group of volunteers here at the Macmillan Centre and they've baked themselves proud. I'd like to thank everyone who contributed to the day and helped support the centre, there was a fantastic atmosphere and it was great to see old and new faces alike as well and many friends and family, young and old."

Staff on the Elizabeth Loury ward at the hospital also helped raise over £70 through their very own bake sale.