Students bake up a treat for Macmillan

“Macmillan nurses cared for my mother.  They are some of the best nurses in the world.”

Coventry students and staff baked a sumptuous range of delicious cakes, rivalling the tasty treats on the Great British Bake-Off, in support of the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Year 11 students from Grace Academy Coventry organised and hosted the event, making a sumptuous range of sweet treats for staff, students and visitors to enjoy.

Student Simrun Sahota said:

“I have really enjoyed hosting the event and selling the cakes to support Macmillan. It makes you think about other people more and knowing you have helped others is a good feeling.  It’s also good to talk to new people with different backgrounds.”

Explaining why he supports Macmillan, visitor Trevor Worwood commented:

“Well done to the kids, this is really good.  I support Macmillan because my mother died of cancer and I’ve got two brothers going through it at the moment.  I’ve supported Macmillan for the past 15 years and Macmillan nurses cared for my mother. They are some of the best nurses in the world.”

Encouraging the students at Grace Academy Coventry to make a positive contribution to their community, Emily Williams, Ethos Youth Worker, added:

“For me personally, I know several people who had cancer and have passed away, but the Macmillan nurses really made such a major contribution to their palliative care. My cousin’s friend also died of cancer last year in her mid-20s so anything we can do to help people with this disease is really important. Events like this encourage students to think outside of their studies and about what is going on in the wider community.”