Staff at Securi-Guard Monitoring enjoyed a tasty array of cakes with their morning cuppa as the company supported a major cancer charity event.

Securi-Guard was one of a number of businesses and organisations across the city which raised funds for MacMillan’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’.

It was organised by Theresa Melluish, one of the company’s Operations Administrators, who asked colleagues if they would support the event by making or donating cakes.

She was amazed by the response and put the cakes on sale in the kitchen of the company’s Alarm Receiving Centre and the office of Personnel Officer Neil Randall with a minimum donation of 50p.

“I was really overwhelmed by the number of people who kindly baked or donated cakes for the coffee morning. We had so many to choose from and the event was a real success,” said Theresa.

“Everybody was very generous in their donations too and I am hoping we will have raised around £200 for the MacMillan charity, which is a very worthwhile cause.”

The cakes were enjoyed by the day staff, but they made sure there were some available for those working the night shift too.

Securi-Guard is a regular supporter of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, the cancer charity’s biggest event in its annual fundraising calendar.

Last year, 115,000 people across the UK signed up for the event raising a record £15 million.The event started in 1990 when a fundraising group held its own coffee morning in aid of MacMillan. It was such a success the members suggested MacMillan take it up nationally.

The following year, the first ever national World’s Biggest Coffee Morning was held and since then the event has raised £75 million towards the charity’s cancer support work.

To find out more about the work of MacMillan Cancer Support, visit www.macmillan.org.uk