Barking and Dagenham bakers raise dough for Macmillan
PUBLISHED: 11:03 29 September 2015 | UPDATED: 11:03 29 September 2015
The world’s biggest coffee morning saw bakers across the borough raise cake-loads of flour and more than £1,000 to fight cancer.
Macmillan coffee mornings in Barking and Dagenham
From left Amy Dawes, 10, Cadie Rose, 10, Charley Dawes, 7, Lily Nash, 10, with cakes at a Macmillan coffee morning at a Macmillan coffee morning at Dorothy Barley Junior School
Friends enjoying tea and cakes at the Macmillan coffee morning fundraiser at Eastbrook community centre
Wendy Davis enjoys a scone at Eastbrook community centre's fundraiser
Ron and Margaret Willard with Archie Davis, 19 months enjoying tea and cakes at the Macmillan coffee morning fundraiser at Eastbrook community centre.
Danielle Ryan and Chelsea Davis with her 19 month son, Archie Davis enjoying tea and cakes at the Macmillan coffee morning fundraiser at Eastbrook community centre.
Committee members: Terry Hawkes, Julie Morley, Karen Gatty, Wendy Davis and Dorothy Whitehead serve tea and cakes from the kitchen at the Macmillan coffee morning fundraiser at Eastbrook community centre.
Carly Mac, Milly Mac, 3, Freya Sopp, 3, Logan Ryan, 3, Danielle Ryan and Michelle Sopp enjoying tea and cakes at the Macmillan coffee morning fundraiser at Eastbrook community centre.
Tracey Bowman and Peter Gregory enjoying tea and cakes at the Macmillan coffee morning fundraiser at Eastbrook community centre.
Some of the mouth-watering cakes at Eastbrook community centre's Macmillan fundraiser
Barking and Dagenham College bake-off winners: Liggi Junnix: (hairdressing lecturer) for the best large cake; Rebecca Clements (administration apprentice) for the best small cake prize and Gill Mills (admin supervisor) scooped second prize in the large cake category
Baked goods went like hot cakes at Barking and Dagenham College, where they sold out within just two hours!
At Dorothy Barley Junior School in Dagenham, staff members took up their rolling pins for the Great Barley Bake Off, raising more than £350 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
“We are very proud of all the children, staff and parents who supported us in this,” said headteacher Cathy Leicester.
“Many members of our school community have had their lives touched by cancer and we felt it was important to show our support.”
Meanwhile, visitors to Eastbrook Community Centre enjoyed a vintage-themed coffee and cake day, also raising £350.
“My mum had a cancer-related disease, and we were involved with Macmillan nurses,” said organiser Karen Gatty.
“They were absolutely amazing and that’s why I wanted to do this so much.”
Elsewhere bakers were also hard at work. Students and staff at Barking’s Technical Skills Academy cooked up a storm, raising £200 and taking part in their own Bake Off.
The icing on the proverbial cake though could be witnessed at William Bellamy Primary School, Dagenham, where staff and pupils raised £450 through sales and donations.