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Fundraising is a Piece of Cake

Students and staff crowded into the upper common room to get a slice of the action during our Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning on Friday 28 September.

This event was organised by members of our Student Executive and had two main aims: to raise money for the charity and to challenge students with a Great British Bake Off style competition.

The goodies on offer included moist chocolate brownies, beautifully decorated cupcakes, and a fabulously presented layered strawberry sponge, festooned with chocolate covered strawberries.

Mrs Sandra Webster and Mrs Meena Riyat (CTEC Health & Social Care tutors) had the difficult task of tasting each entry to choose an overall winner. After great deliberation (and quite a lot of eating), the Star Baker award went to Jasmine Robertshaw for a delicious red velvet cake.

Macmillan Cancer aims to support people from the moment of diagnosis, enabling them to live as fully as possible. This was a cause that the Student Executive were keen to be involved with, so they signed up to Macmillan’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ Campaign. Kornelija Devialtovskyte, student Head of Events, said: ‘This was a fantastic opportunity to get our college community involved and start the year off giving to a good cause.’

So far the Notre Dame community has raised an impressive £165. This event is just one example of our student body instigating and engaging with charitable activities. Thanks to all the staff and students who gave up their time to bake, sell and eat, particularly students Luke Dixon, Kornelija Devialtovskyte, and Naib-Ur Rahman.