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Bake-Off takes off at Raleigh

5 October 2016
Cakes worthy of the Great British Bake-Off were on sale at HMS Raleigh as the base joined the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Staff and trainees dug deep into their pockets to buy the cakes cooked by trainee Royal Navy chefs and members of the PT department.  In total the event raised £167.80 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Leading Physical Trainer Natalie Berry, the event organiser, said:  “We were really grateful for the generous donations and a great turn-out of people from within Raleigh. 

“I’ve got personal experience of a family member and a close friend being diagnosed with cancer.  Macmillan is a great charity to support.”

Macmillan is a great charity to support.

Leading Physical Trainer Natalie Berry

A second coffee morning, organised by ESS, the contractor that provides catering services at the base, raised £117.48.

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest annual fundraiser to help people facing cancer.  The first ever Coffee Morning was held in 1990.  Since then the event has raised over £138 million.

A registered charity, Macmillan offers a range of support to people diagnosed with cancer, from help with money worries and advice about work, to a sympathetic ear for people who want to talk.

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