On Friday 30th September, we held our annual coffee morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support, joining others around the country in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
We decided to hold ours all day from 8am to 6pm in Reception, replenishing the cakes and treats throughout the day for guests to enjoy at their leisure.
We had a lovely day for it as Harrogate was bathed in the morning Autumn sunshine and the green balloons danced merrily outside the main entrance.
Our staff had done a spectacular job of laying a lovely table, set up with cakes, scones and goodies just waiting to be tucked into and enjoyed!
We had the right idea holding our Coffee Morning up in Reception this year, as more people spotted us and lots of check ins and check outs enjoyed a nibble whilst in Reception.
At 11am, our Social Media Manager hosted a live #elevenseshour down in the Resident’s Lounge, where some local people we tweet to and network with online were able to pop by, say hi and enjoy face to face elevenses as opposed to the usual virtual one we all enjoy together on Twitter!
This was great fun and a great opportunity to build a more personal rapport with some fellow Harrogatonians and make some new professional relationships, all through eating cake together for Macmillan!
We ran our Coffee Day as we like to call it, late into the evening and we managed to receive a grand total of £160.80 in donations from both staff and members of the public alike, which isn’t bad going considering how many events were on in our town alone, let alone up and down the rest of the country!
We had also hoped for a few more people from Twitter to join us for #elevenseshour, but due to health and work commitments, sadly this wasn’t possible for some, but never the less, we had a fabulous day all the same and raised more money than last year, so we’re more than happy with that and we’re sure Macmillan are too.
Thank you to everyone who came along and also a huge thank you to our chefs and staff for all their hard work that went into our Coffee Morning, making it the success it was; everyone commented how yummy everything was, so give yourselves a round of applause for being star bakers!
We’re already looking forward to next year’s, but if you can’t wait til then, here’s a nifty little cake recipe from MacMillan, in keeping with Halloween!