Thank you to everyone who supported Cake Against Cancer, the event that aids Macmillan Cancer Support’s Coffee Morning, the Biggest Coffee Morning in the World!
Macmillan Cancer Support is the UK’s leading charity offering support for people with cancer and the Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event, where they ask people across the UK to hold a coffee morning and raise money for people living with cancer. People bake cakes to sell at coffee mornings that they host at their homes, their places of work, their schools, colleges and universities … In 2017, Macmillan Coffee Mornings raised an amazing £27 million.
In Second Life this year, there were three events in support of this
- the special Coffee Morning at Prim Perfect head offices, with DJs Kess Crystal and Elrik Merlin on Friday 28th September where we raised L$12,750. Since then, we have kept open a small cafe, so that people could continue to buy the cakes – and raised an additional L$3000.
- The Second Life Cheerleading Squad organised at special Bake Sale at their all-new Stadium. People submitted their favourite cake recipe – along with a picture of the finished cake! These were set out on sandwich boards in the stadium – and when someone donates to a signboard, they will receive a notecard with the real life recipe! This event raised L$11,000
- and two special events at C&V’s House of Rock in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support: SLT Oldies with DJ Jammer and Host Chuck and Cavemen/women Mud Wrestling with DJ Flip and Host Chuck. The cakes proved so popular that they left them out for an extra week and in total raised L$7953.
Altogether, L$34,750 was raised by inworld events, which translated to US$138.85 / £106.22.
Saffia also organised a small coffee morning at her office in real life. This raised £30, and there were three additional anonymous donations of £50, making a grand total of £186.22, or 124% of the target!
Saffia says: “This was a fantastic achievement, and a great event for everyone taking part. And we all came away with … mmmm … some yummy recipes!”
All the details are on the Prim Perfect’s Cakes Against Cancer 2018 page at JustGiving. And you can still add donations!