Birmingham (PRWEB UK) 3 October 2013
Aspire People, a teaching supply agency that specialises in helping local people find teaching jobs, pulled employees and teaching staff together for Macmillan's Coffee Morning on Friday the 27th of September.
Employees baked over 15 varieties of different cakes the night before. Teaching staff visited Aspire People's offices in Sutton Coldfield to buy a cup of coffee and a slice of cake in aid of the good cause.
People were definitely not spoilt for choice. A huge purple Aspire People chocolate cake was made for the Coffee Morning, along with cookies, peanut butter squares, rice crispy cakes, muffins, cheesecake, lemon drizzle cake and much more.
Nursery recruitment consultant for Aspire People, Emma Allen, was the organiser behind the coffee morning. Emma said: "My mum, Jenny passed away after a long fight with Breast Cancer. When anyone is given this sort of news, you have a sinking feeling that you will be all on your own. How wrong was I! Within a few days of the diagnosis, Macmillan nurses turned up and didn’t leave our side. They laughed and cried with us. They were amazing always there to listen. My mum called them her Angels and they really were. My mum loved to cook and eat cakes and would definitely have approved of us doing the coffee morning. Around 20 members of our teaching team attended the event and all of the employees got so involved. I am so proud of everyone at Aspire People for taking part and raising money for Macmillan - my mums Angels"
Marketing Manager, Cherie-Anne Baxter, said: "It was great fun on the day, we had an Aspire People Bake Off, in which Sophie Capener, our Staffordshire primary consultant as the winner, with her white chocolate brownies. Cancer touches many people at Aspire People, my grandmother has had breast cancer many times and has recently undergone an operation. Its about pulling together to do some good for others."
Aspire People, with the help of employees and their teaching team, all chipped in to help raise just over £200 for Macmillan.