Cambridge bakers win Compass and NESCAFÉ Original Showstopper Challenge for Macmillan

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Bakers from a Eurest catering team has won a competition for Macmillan Cancer Support, organised by NESCAFÉ Original, within Nestlé Professional

A team of bakers from the Eurest catering team at Cambridge Consultants has won a competition for Macmillan Cancer Support, organised by NESCAFÉ Original, within Nestlé Professional.

NESCAFÉ Original is an official sponsor of Macmillan Cancer Support’s Coffee Morning and invited all Compass sites to participate, which includes leading workplace caterer Eurest. The competition gave one workplace the chance to win the Ultimate Macmillan Coffee Morning hosted by actress and Celebrity MasterChef winner Lisa Faulkner and Nestlé Professional, to raise crucial funds for Macmillan.

Members of the winning team, led by Sally West, have all been affected by cancer either personally or through a loved one and impressed judges with their fondant decorated Victoria sponge. The cake was decorated with a bell, symbolising the tradition of ringing a bell to mark the milestone of ending cancer treatment. They raised a wonderful £1,417 as a result.

Sally said: “The Macmillan Coffee Morning really brought us together as a team again after being split up by COVID. Seeing all our customers back in the dining room, having coffee and cake was really special.”

Lisa commented: “I feel honoured to have been asked to be a part of today’s activities, to be a part of helping people, inspiring people and raising money. I couldn’t believe the winning cake, I thought it was beautiful and what an inspiring story behind it.”

Vital support

Nestlé Professional, Nestlé’s food service division, also supported Macmillan’s Coffee Morning by donating £1 to Macmillan for every purchase of a 1kg, 750g and 500g Decaf NESCAFÉ Original tin from the Nestlé Professional range.* This raised £45,000 for Macmillan, and boosted the £250,000** donation already made by NESCAFÉ Original, bringing the total to £295,000. The total amount donated by NESCAFÉ Original this year will go towards offering vital support and could fund over 11,000 hours of Macmillan nurses.

Cecilia Farr, NESCAFÉ Brand Manager in Nestlé Professional, said: “We’re delighted to support Macmillan – the work they do is truly inspiring and it’s an honour to be involved, helping to promote and support their Coffee Mornings in the food service industry. The cake that the Eurest catering team made was inspirational, and we are so pleased that their Macmillan Coffee Morning raised such vital funds for the charity.”

Alison Richardson, Customer Experience Manager for Compass Group Business and Industry, which includes Eurest, said: “It’s been amazing for Eurest to be part of the NESCAFÉ Original Showstopper campaign, Macmillan is such a great charity to raise money for.”

Nearly all of Macmillan’s funding comes directly from donations, with the money raised from Coffee Mornings going towards Macmillan’s free seven-day-a-week Support Line with experts offering practical, emotional and financial support, running its online community and providing Macmillan nurses for people with cancer. To find out more about Macmillan Cancer Support, and access its services, please visit: https://www.macmillan.org.uk/.

Further details:

For more information about NESCAFÉ Original’s official sponsorship of Macmillan Cancer Support’s Coffee Mornings, visit: https://www.nestle.co.uk/en-gb/media/pressreleases/allpressreleases/nescafe-original-proudly-sponsors-macmillans-coffee-morning

You can watch a video about the winning coffee morning here.

 

Disclaimers:

*Disclosure statement: For every Nescafé Original professional range purchase between 1st September 2021 – 15th September 2021, £1.00 plus VAT will be paid to Macmillan Cancer Support a registered charity in England & Wales (261017), in Scotland (SC039907) and in the Isle of Man (604). Paid to Macmillan Cancer Support Trading Limited a wholly owned subsidiary of Macmillan Cancer Support to which it gives all of its profits. Nestlé is donating a minimum of £30,000 plus VAT to Macmillan Cancer Support.

**Nestle is donating a minimum of £250,000 plus VAT to Macmillan Cancer Support, a registered charity in England & Wales (261017), in Scotland (SC039907) and in the Isle of Man (604) through this promotion. Nescafé Original is an Official Sponsor of Macmillan’s Coffee Morning.