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Charity of the Year 2022

I am thrilled to announce that in 2021 we raised £201 for our charity of the year the Ipswich Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit – in addition to the £150 for MacMillan and £62.75 for Wear it Pink – that’s a grand total of £413.75 (which is pretty awesome). A huge thank you to everyone that baked, dressed up, guessed stuff, threw stuff and coloured things in.

Staff have chosen to support the Alzheimer’s Society for 2022 and plans are taking shape to help us raise as much as we can. Lots of food-related ideas so far including Hot Cross Bun Day, a Sponsored Dechox (after Easter), Biscuit Day and a Sausage Roll Day to tie in with National BBQ Week

We’ll also be participating in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for MacMillan and the Wear it Pink campaign for breast cancer.

Red Nose Day – 18th March

We raised over £75 for the Alzheimer’s Society on Red Nose Day with a Bake Sale, Cupcake Sweepstake and a Richard Osman’s House of Games-style guess the avatar. We’ve also been selling purple ribbon pins.

Charity of the Year 2021

In 2020, despite the COVID restrictions, the teams here managed to raise almost £400 for Macmillan Cancer Support and Prostate Cancer UK.

This year the Step on Safety Charity of the Year is the Neo-Natal Unit at Ipswich Hospital, nominated by Business Development Manager, Steve Steadman. Steve, his wife Katie and baby daughter received an enormous amount of help and support when Harper was born prematurely and he’d like to give a little something back.  https://colchesteripswichcharity.org.uk/

We’re putting together a cunning plan to ensure we raise as much money as we can for such a worthy cause. So far, we are looking at pie sales for National Pie Day in March, doughnut sales for National Doughnut Week in May and Cream tea sales for National Cream Tea Week (you might be noticing a theme here!! #anyexcuse). We’ll also be taking part in Wear It Pink Day, Macmillan’s Biggest Coffee Morning and Christmas Jumper Day. There’s bound to be assorted silliness throughout the year and we’ll keep you posted as we go along. Stand by for updates.

Donut Day – Friday 14th May

We have been celebrating National Donut Week and fundraising for our charity of the year, the Neo-Natal Unit at Ipswich. This charity was nominated by Steve Steadman, our Business Development Manager, after he and his wife Kate received enormous amounts of help when their daughter Harper was born prematurely. You can read all about Harper’s story here.

Over £130 was raised through donut sales, a donut decorating colouring competition for staff and their children and a very popular donut hurling contest to see who could through a jam donut the furthest. The local seagulls particularly enjoyed it!