Macmillan Coffee Morning

Cake, torte and muffin eating and coffee slurping raises £800 for Macmillan

A big thank you to all the hosts and volunteers at The Macmillan Coffee Morning held at the synagogue on Sunday 23rd September. There were an amazing number of cakes, tortes, slices and muffins, with a fantastic variety to whet everyone’s appetite … and all for a great cause. There was a real buzz about the place with lots of people queueing up to try their favourite or, in some cases, favourites. So we joined in with the tea and coffee slurping as well as cake munching. As the event took place only a few days after Yom Kippur, a few extra calories did not go amiss and third and fourth helpings of different baking delights were almost essential!

To add to the coffers there was a raffle with some great prizes, including a stand-out chocolate cake from Kol Chai’s very own Bake Off king, Julian Lewis. In addition, there was a “Guess the Weight” lemon drizzle cake baked by Rabbi Naomi. Although a lot of people were trying to calculate the weight by reference to dimensions and estimated density, the cake was actually won by someone who just guessed a number outright (OK that was me!). I understand that the event raised c.£800 which is a truly amazing amount, so well done to all the contributors for what was undoubtedly a great success. We look forward to a repeat performance next year.

Jeremy Bard