Macmillan’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ fundraising event has always been enthusiastically supported by ubu staff and the people we serve. This year’s themed event was a ‘Mad Hatter Party’ and was no exception. About 100 people came to the cake and coffee party held at our Hub office in Harrogate from far and wide. For many of those people who couldn’t get here, instead of missing out on the fun, they organised their own ‘Mad Hatter’ Party events too.
People served by ubu, friends, family and ubu staff came together to share (and to buy) delicious home-made cakes. Everyone enjoyed taking part in a raffle for a brilliant array of gifts donated by the local community and staff members. We all loved dancing to the party music and some great karaoke songs were sung. All of this to raise money for, and awareness of, the great work Macmillan does while having a lot of fun together doing it!
Guests were encouraged to dress up or make their own hat and as part of the fund raising effort. There were prizes for the best Mad Hatter, tastiest cake, best dancer and best karaoke performer. The enthusiasm and generosity shown by everyone who helped to organise, bake and make our parties happen was tremendous. By working together we raised almost £1000 for the charity as part of its annual event.
“The amazing people we serve are committed to their communities and we all agreed that we wanted to be a part of the MacMillan coffee morning appeal to raise £25 million to support cancer patients and their families,” said Dorothy Jarvis Lee, ubu Chief Executive. “Our Mad Hatter Party events have been wonderfully colourful and have succeeded in attracting more guests and generating greater local interest and involvement for the people we serve.”