Macmillan Coffee Week

This year Macmillan Coffee Morning falls on Friday 28th September and thus coincides with our Friday blog. It is no surprise then that our blog this week is all about our Macmillan coffee week.

Setting Up the Coffee Morning

It all started last Friday when the team drew the names of cakes out of a hat to decide what we are baking. The balloons and bunting shortly followed whilst the posters for our coffee week got plastered around the office. In total there are 15 cakes being baked by the staff at our head office. Many of our drivers and passers by expected to pop in for a brew to raise money for this fantastic cause.

Past Fundraising

We are no strangers here at Armstrongs Group to raising money for Charity with a number of our team regularly taking part in charitable events. Members of our accounts team recently completed an 11 mile walk across Morecambe bay. Another member of our team also completed a sky dive from 15,000 feet.

The fundraising isn’t just set for the Friday bake day though as we have plenty of activities throughout the week. It started on Monday with the “Guess how tall the cake is” competition, and has included cake bingo and pin the cherry on the cake.

Baking & Eating!

At Armstrongs Group we encourage all our staff across all of our sites and our AMIX Concrete plant to get involved with the fundraising. This is because we want to be involved in our communities and this includes inviting you to our office events. If you fancy a brew, or a selection of 15 different cakes, then we always have an open door policy! We can’t guarantee the cakes will still be here though as we get pretty hungry in our office!

We also run a raffle during our Macmillan coffee morning with some amazing prizes to be won. This year includes 2 tickets to see Rick Astley in Concert. We would like to thank Nuts Engineering supplies, West Pennine trucks (Scania), Bandag Tyres, Hitachi Construction Machinery, T & C Site services ltd, Trafford Brake and Hose Services, BBS (brick & Stone) LTD and Diamant Boart for generously donating to the fundraising.

Below you can see a number of the cakes we baked for this great cause. Which ones do you think look best?