Forget the Great British Bake off, on September 30th Footman James put their skills to the test in support of the Macmillan Coffee Morning. Smores, banana cakes, bakewell tarts and brownies were just a few of the delicious treats on offer along with savoury options for those without that sweet tooth.
Footman James aimed to beat last years funds of £585.31 for the Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity who helps those who have been diagnosed with cancer take back control of their life. Providing support for those with money issues, work issues or those that need someone there to listen and talk to; Macmillan is there to give energy and inspiration to those who need it most.
Therefore, along with the bake sale, Footman James took on a range of fundraising activities including; dress down Thursday, quizzes, raffles, games, auctions and bingo! Talking of bingo, Footman James certainly had a few ‘Legs Elevens’ in the house when five brave, but hairy, FJ employees helped raise money with a charity Leg Wax, raising over £100.
Not only this, on the 14th September, Footman James was visited by the Mayor and Mayoress of Dudley, along with members of the Morris Minor Owners Club (MMOC) after raising £1430 for Marie Curie in support of the Morris Minor Owner Club’s 40th Anniversary.
David Bond, Managing Director at Footman James commented: “We are delighted to support such great charities and partners in help to raise funds for much needed causes. It was a joy to see so many FJ employees participate in fundraising events, where as a team we have helped take another step forward in helping charities change people’s lives for the better.”
All in all, Footman James exceeded their target of £585.31, by raising an amazing £725.69 for the Macmillian Cancer Support, which was all collected in a days work. Combining this with the MMOC funds, Footman James is happy to announce that all together they have raised £2,155.69 for the charities. It all comes to show that a little team work makes a major difference