Courier Centre cashes-in with charity cakes

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The Courier Centre baked the world a better place at a take-away charity coffee morning.

Staff members Rebecca Harvey, Ailie MacBrayne and Hannah O’Hanlon not only baked for last Friday’s Macmillan Cancer Support fundraiser themselves but they involved family too, ending up with enough cakes, tarts and tray-bakes to feed a small army.

As well as plated up portions of tiffin, flapjacks, cherry mallow slice, shortbread, scones, rocky road, Malteser millionaire’s slice, iced lemon squares, pancakes and fruit loaves, there were slices of Mars bar chocolate cake, strawberry and hazelnut tart, carrot cake, cream sponge and meringues on offer.

The scent of filtered lattes, cappuccinos, mochas and Americanos, which were on sale, seemed to transform the office into a coffee shop, and enticed those who popped in for a card to try some of the sweet treats.

The event, as part of Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, raised £255.

Rebecca Harvey said: ‘We are all so grateful for everyone’s generosity.

‘We can’t believe how much money was raised in just a couple of hours, and would like to thank everyone who bought, baked, donated and contributed in any way to the coffee and bake sale.

‘Special thanks must go to my sister Emma Byers, who made a huge proportion of the baking, and a lot of it on Friday morning before work!’

Youngsters were told to look but not touch when a Campbeltown Nursery Centre class popped in.

Rebecca Harvey and Ailie MacBrayne with some of the sweet treats on offer. 50_c39macmillan01

Youngsters were told to look but not touch when a Campbeltown Nursery Centre class popped in. 50_c39macmillan02