Aquatots Brews Up For Macmillan’s World Biggest Coffee Morning

Aquatots, Macmillan, Cake and surprise visitor Peppa Pig!

Aquatots swimmer Olivia feeding Peppa Pig

Coffee, Cake, Bunting and Balloons, we had them ready…well nearly all ready – I was still icing my cake 10 minutes before we opened our doors on Friday 26th September for our Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research

Our managing director Fiona Munt-Whittle

The sun was shining, the kettle was boiled and the Aquatots team had home-baked a range of goodies to serve up but would anyone come?! This was our first charity event for Macmillan and knowing that we were just one of thousands of Coffee Mornings taking place throughout the UK we were a little concerned that we would be left with a lot of cake if nobody arrived (although we weren’t that distressed at the idea of having to eat it!). We need not have worried though because our first visitor arrived just after 10am and then they just kept coming!

                 Eating cakeHome-baked cakes from the Aquatots team

Alongside the coffee and cake donations we had decided to optimise the opportunity of raising valuable funds for Macmillan and so we adapted the “Guess The 100’s and 1000’s On The Cake” sweepstake game we had been provided. This allowed our Aquatots teachers to take them poolside at all of our lessons leading up to the Coffee Morning giving all the parents that could not make it on the day the chance to donate and play. In addition we created a prize draw and were very fortunate to be given some generous donations from local Gloucestershire businesses – these included:

£50 meal voucher from Tewkesbury Park Hotel
Luxurious facial from Leigh’s Therapies
24 hours in a VW ‘Glampervan’ from Comfy Campers
Hair voucher from Emma Lawson’s Ell Hair Studio in Tewkesbury
Exercises classes from Tred Training
Body lotion from Neals Yard

Together we raised a whopping £285.45 for Macmillan and had such a successful morning that we plan to make this an annual event. Thank you to all that made this possible.

Fiona Munt-Whittle
Aquatots Managing Director