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East Sussex College Hastings Staff rise to the challenge to support world’s biggest coffee morning

Staff from East Sussex College Hastings, formerly Sussex Coast College Hastings, baked and sold cakes to raise £370 during the Macmillan coffee morning held at the college on Friday 28th September.

Continuing the theme of the past three years, thirteen members of staff took part in a ‘Bake-Off’ style competition to produce a range of sweet and savoury treats.

A panel of judges rated the cakes, which included roulades, cheesecakes, brownies, and vegan cakes, from one to three on their appearance, texture, and taste.

Martine Brewer, was awarded the ‘Best Baker’ accolade for her banana loaf with peanut butter icing. The cakes were then sliced up and sold in the coffee shop to staff and students.

Toddlers from the Jigsaw Nursery helped to raise £145 of the £370 total by selling a selection of pizzas, muffins, cakes, and fudge, in the college atrium.

Shona Noble, Senior Commercial Coordinator said: “We love hosting the coffee morning to support Macmillan. This was our fourth ‘bake off’ and it was great to see another year of outstanding cakes. I know colleagues really enjoy the friendly competition to bake the cakes, and we all really enjoy raising money to support the charity.”

The Coffee Morning is one of Macmillan’s biggest fundraising events for people facing cancer. Since the first coffee morning in 1990, donations have reached over £138 million.

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