‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ planned at Harrogate District Hospital

Staff at the Day Surgery Unit in Harrogate District Hospital have gone baking mad for Macmillan Cancer Support. After a series of Great British Bake Off inspired staff competitions which have raised over £700, their latest event calls on the public to get involved.

Sampling the delights - Staff play the part of Bake Off judges in best cake competition.
Sampling the delights – Staff play the part of Bake Off judges in best cake competition.

On Monday 19 September at 10am, staff plan to put the icing on the cake by hosting their own “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning”. The event which will take place at the main reception of the hospital will feature cakes and treats that staff and local businesses, have generously donated to the cause.

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. Every year they ask people all over the UK to host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. Last year alone, £25 million was raised for cancer support.

On the day, there will be an abundance of tasty cakes and treats available to buy as well as a raffle with over 50 prizes on offer, many which have been generously donated by local businesses. Among the top prizes is a luxury Betty’s hamper, Betty’s Afternoon Tea with Champagne, Sainsbury’s vouchers and lunch for two at Hooper’s.

Alison Lamb, Staff Nurse and chief organiser said: “We are so grateful for the support we’ve had so far. There have been so many generous donations by staff and local businesses. We hope to raise even more at our Coffee Morning.” 


For further information please contact:

Stephen Kelly, Communications and Marketing Assistant, stephen.kelly@hdft.nhs.uk and 01423 557732.