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Staff members at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support at cake sale

Staff members at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy, an academy sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), have shown their support for Macmillan Cancer Support through taking part in Macmillan’s “world’s biggest coffee morning” event.

On Friday 29th September, staff members brought in cakes to sell to colleagues in hopes to raise money for the organisation.

Aside from the homemade goods, staff enjoyed each other’s company during the fundraiser, while also having a competition for the best tasting cake and best cake presentation.

The friendly competition was judged by Nigel Whiteley, Head of Food technology, and Principal of the academy, Tamsin Poulter.

One of the prizes went to Mr Sorrento for his gluten-free Victoria Sponge – Mr Whiteley said it won on technical merit.

Macmillan provides support for people living with cancer, from diagnosis, through treatment, and beyond. The charity provides independent and expert information to meet the information needs of people affected by cancer, as well as practical advice to help with employment and everyday life.

During the course of the afternoon, £90 was raised in support of the charity – an excellent effort from all involved.

OAT encourages and supports all of the schools it works with to be good neighbours in their local communities through activities such as volunteering and fundraising for important and charitable causes.

Nigel Whiteley, Head of Food Technology at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy, said:

“We love running events like this here at Cliff Park – staff and students always throw themselves into the charitable spirit with such enthusiasm.

“We’re all really inspired by the work that organisations such as Macmillan do on a daily basis and we’re proud to play our part in supporting their work.”

Tamsin Poulter, Principal at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy, said:

“I’m always so impressed by the sense of community we have here, which is demonstrated so well when we come together to put on events like this.

“I’d like to thank all who were involved in organising this event – it was such a lovely day.”

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