Coffee and a whole lot more in Macmillan fundraising effort

Elgin firm hopes their MacMillan Cancer efforts will top the £700 raised last year.
Elgin firm hopes their MacMillan Cancer efforts will top the £700 raised last year.

A MORAY GROUP are hoping to raise a four-figure sum for MacMillan Cancer when they host one of the annual Coffee Morning events this month.

Family and friends of staff at MacGregor Industrial Supplies are upping their efforts from last year when they raised £700 for the charity last year – now a week-long effort ahead of the coffee morning will, it is hoped, top that target.

Fundraiser Russell Whyte told insideMoray that the effort has already began in advance of their big kick-off on Monday, September 26 when staff from the Elgin branch join him on a ‘virtual tour’ of all MacGregor branches via an exercise bike.

Russell said: “Starting in Elgin our tour will head to Inverness, Stornoway, Skye then back to Elgin.

“We have worked out we will cover approximately 380 miles – our aim is to complete this challenge by Thursday 29th so we can all put our full attention to the BIG day on Friday, September 30.

“If anyone would like to sponsor us or donate any money to this challenge that would be great – everyone is welcome to pop in where we will be shaking the collection buckets along with some support from the local Macmillan committee members.

“We will have the raffle table up and running and also there will be special games. We are planning thee special lucky square sheets, the sheets numbered one to 50 will be sold for £1 each and once all sold we will use a random number generator to pick the winners.

“The prizes up for grabs include a wicker hamper of food and wine including a 1.5ltr bottle of Martell Brandy and there is also a special bottle of Glenrothes Whisky.”

There is also a very special 21-year-old Glenfiddich Gran Reserva in a special presentation box which is worth around £150 – that will be the subject of a ‘blind auction’ that kicks off at the start of the fundraising week on Monday.

Russel added: “The main coffee morning will be held at our trade counter where we will have the raffle table set out and also a few mini games like count the spots on the cake and guess the amount of sweets in the jar.

“Staff and Macmillan committee members will also be on hand to issue the tea/coffee and our range of home baked treats. Alas this will not be a usual coffee morning as we are unable to supply quantities of seats and tables.”

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