Another sweet success at this year’s Macmillan Coffee Morning
Coffee mornings are no stranger to Progress to Excellence Ltd, and this year Julie Walling, Personal Development, Behaviours and Welfare Support Officer, and her team of helpers, pulled off another successful treat.
Julie has been supporting the Macmillan Coffee Mornings for the past eight years, with the charity being particularly close to her heart. Julie herself has had breast cancer twice, and her sister Sue died at the age of 53 of the same disease.
She said, “The preparation leading up to the day is intense, especially in the kitchen at home, but it’s so worth it all on the day. It’s also great that so many people from the local community come down to support us, as well as the staff from Progress to Excellence Ltd and other businesses at Pacific Road. This year, I also had help from my friends and family on the day, which made it even more special.”
This year’s event however, touched the hearts of many Progress to Excellence Ltd staff, due to other members of the team having recently received support from the charity.
Raising a total of £351.00 brings the overall total raised for Macmillan over the years to an impressive £4,186.73. As well as delicious homemade cakes and lots of coffee, raffle prizes were kindly donated by Progress to Excellence Ltd staff, as well as other supportive local businesses and organisations.
Katy Lennon, Acting CEO of Progress to Excellence Ltd, said, “Julie does a fabulous job every year at the Macmillan Coffee Mornings, they just wouldn’t be the same without all of her efforts. Helping causes such as Macmillan Cancer Support are part of the company’s ethos, and I am immensely proud of what Julie and the rest of the staff here do to support them.”