Glasgow Kelvin College’s Professional Cookery students once again pulled out all the stops this year and have managed to raise a button-bursting £961.20 for Macmillan Cancer Support!
Each year, the Macmillan Coffee Morning fundraisers create the opportunity for these learners to practise their teamworking, cookery and customer service skills, as well as raise money for a worthy cause, and they always grasp it with both hands! The students from the level 5 and 6 Professional Cookery courses combined their talents across both Easterhouse and East End campuses, preparing and serving hot and hearty ‘full Scottish’ breakfasts in the morning followed by the creation of delicately delicious cakes, pastries and patisserie in the afternoon.
Staff and students were delighted to sample their wares and help to support Macmillan in the process. As one Level 6 student remarked,
“It is great to raise money for such a good cause; at some stage you or your family could be affected by cancer.”
Eddie Docherty, Head of Faculty for Business & Service Industries, handed over the cheque, saying,
“Our students should be very proud of themselves for their efforts in raising money for Macmillan. The charity provides all kinds of support for people with cancer and their families and many of us may have need of them throughout our lifetimes. We can’t underestimate the importance of fundraising in ensuring that these critical services are maintained. Well done to everyone involved in this splendid campaign.”
The proud staff and students presented the cheque at a ceremony at the College’s East End campus, and Eloise Armstrong, Fundraising Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support was delighted to receive it. She said,
“The students at Glasgow Kelvin College have been fantastic, and demonstrated such professionalism in putting on one of our biggest “World’s Biggest Coffee Mornings”. Macmillan relies almost 100% on donations to carry out our work; we want to make sure no one has to face cancer alone but we can’t do it without the fantastic support of our fundraisers. I would like to thank all the staff and students at Glasgow Kelvin College for all their energy and time and congratulate them on raising an incredible £961.
Earlier in the year, Glasgow Kelvin Hospitality students raised around £1,040 which brings their total at the moment to over £2,000 for the year which is wonderful for the charity as this will help pay for a Macmillan Nurse for two weeks!”
The students are looking forward to continuing their successful relationship with Macmillan and supporting this excellent charity throughout the coming year. Massive congratulations go to them and to the staff who have supported them through this venture.