Yell join in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2016 for Macmillan Cancer Support

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Yell is pleased to have raised £806.39 for Macmillan Cancer Support by taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 30 September, 2016.


Staff from across our Belfast, Scarborough and Reading offices took part in the campaign by holding office bake sales on Friday morning. Team members brought in a fantastic selection of homemade cakes, biscuits, desserts and even sausage rolls for sale on the coffee morning with all funds going towards Macmillan Cancer Support.


The vital work done by Macmillan Cancer Support provides medical, emotional, practical and financial aid to those living with cancer and their friends and family, as well as campaigning for better cancer care.


Yell is happy to have been able to take part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning with the help of our staff across the UK. Ahead of the event, Yell HR Director, Nikki Jacobi, said, ‘Macmillan Cancer Support is an amazing charity that has touched so many of us in the business in one way or another.’


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The kitchen at Yell’s Reading Head Office on the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Each office also ran a bake off competition as part of the coffee morning to encourage donations across the teams, which saw 40 Yell bakers take part across the country.

Yell Scarborough Office Macmillan coffee morning
Staff from Yell’s Scarborough office join in the World’s Largest Coffee Morning

In a very close competition in Scarborough, Sarah Fenwick from our Website Support team picked up the winning title for her Multi-layer Rainbow Haribo cake.


Office judges Kayleigh Tapsell and Sam Thomas called it, ‘the softest, lightest sponge with creamy icing and fantastic design’.




The Reading event saw Marketing Director Mark Clisby and Head of Procurement Catherine Oxley judge four categories of baked goods: layer cakes, cupcakes, biscuits and savoury bakes. Star baker Pete Ganderton from our Technology team won in two categories, for his Lemon Meringue Cup Cakes and his delicious savoury Mini Sausage Plaits filled with sausage, black pudding and red onion marmalade.  John Hallet, also from our technology team, won for his Chocolate Layer Cake.


Yell Belfast Macmillan Coffee Morning
Belfast office judge Paul Crawford (left) with Martin Ambridge and his apple crumble creation.

In our Belfast office, Telemarketing Consultant Michelle Armstrong’s beautifully made Nutella Cheese Cake was declared the winner from over 20 great entries by judges Helen Moody and Paul Crawford.


In addition to raising the terrific individual amount of £433.05, our Belfast team also donated all their leftover cakes and buns to local homeless charity PVN.


According to Macmillan, there are now 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer. The money raised from the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning campaign will go towards running local support groups, arranging visits from Macmillan Social workers, running guidance helplines and much more vital work to achieve Macmillan’s goal of making sure no one faces cancer alone.


Find out more about Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2016.

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Claire Slobodian

Yell Digital Content Writer Claire Slobodian is the editor of the Yell Blog. She is Yell's Digital Content Writer and spent five years as a journalist in Shanghai.