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HMS Collingwood Get Baking for Macmillan

14 October 2016
Personnel across HMS Collingwood embraced their baking skills recently, with a series of events across the establishment in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The Chaplaincy kicked off the annual events across the naval base; with cups of coffee, homemade slices of cake and hot bacon rolls on offer in return for donations.

Pastoral Worker Kathy Smith and Able Rate Rosie Amott were tasked with manning the cake stall, collecting the generous contributions and serving up slices of cake.

As a busy location on the establishment and the first sale being so successful, Leading Physical Trainer Luke Steele decided to continue the fundraising efforts in the Chaplaincy the following week through another bake sale, with his late father as the motivation to support Macmillan.

The Macmillan Charity is close to the hearts of many staff in the ITSC

Hayley Packer

For the Babcock Integrated Training Support Centre (ITSC) another successful year of Macmillan fundraising was on the cards, with the keen team holding their annual Coffee Morning along with a cake raffle.

The dedicated organiser of the events, Hayley Packer, commented “The Macmillan Charity is close to the hearts of many staff in the ITSC, given that 1 in 3 families are now affected by Cancer in some way.

“Arranging the Coffee Morning is not only a great way of getting everyone together, it also raises awareness for the charity, and compared to the work the Macmillan nurses do on a daily basis, making some cakes is a very small gesture.”

Finally the last of the fundraising events was arranged by the Royal Navy Police (RNP) within Atlantic Building, providing a themed spread of sweet and savoury items.

With crime scene cake to baton-berg, the RNP pulled out all the stops to encourage colleagues to get involved and give into temptation resulting in a rewarding sum of donations by the end of the sale.                                  

With each sale showcasing the baking talents of HMS Collingwood’s enthusiastic personnel, the delicacies adorning each stall ranged from traditional victoria sponge and carrot cake to chocolate cupcakes and even tasty sausage rolls.

The final total raised for Macmillan Cancer Support by HMS Collingwood this year is £1035.

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