MacMillan Coffee Morning 2021
We did it! We had an actual event! And made £273.71 so far and a good few IOUs to collect on Monday! This is enough to make a huge difference for those using the help MacMillan provide and we are absolutely delighted! This is the most we have raised in a coffee morning for years so we cannot thank everyone enough.
The Interact Club organised their first event of the new school year and with great delight we were able to take part in an actual event. With covid still very present we did need to work even harder than normal to make the event happen and still be a success. So what was different? We had to adhere to covid regulations as well as the normal food and hygiene standards; so there was less home baking but the fine pieces were just as good when it’s for a good cause. We changed our event to reduce numbers and deliveries were opted for by many which helped manage numbers. We still had the opportunity to meet face to face but in an open space and with distancing in mind. What was the same; hard work, planning and preparation paid off. The group have been working on this for 6 weeks and it has been the product of much careful thought from risk assessments to budgets to purchasing to advertising. The team have been excellent especially as we have had a 2 year break and the club is running over 2 separate lunch times with many new interactors!
Initially we were apprehensive but we are absolutely delighted with how the morning went. We were able to safely set up and prepare with ease, we had a great time delivering and meeting colleagues and senior pupils over a cup of tea and a tasty treat.
We have a few thank you messages to make as this didn’t happen without a big team! Firstly to Mrs Wotherspoon, our Headteacher, for supporting the event and being so enthusiastic. To Miss McIver for helping us with the risk assessment and advising us how to stay safe throughout. Thanks to Diane Forbes for helping with all aspects of the event and always making the impossible seem possible. To Miss Lovelock and Mrs Wright for their baking expertise, advice and help throughout. Thank you to Mrs Watt for your continued support of our club and for helping us to make our packaging look professional. To Ali and the janitorial team for setting up the event for us! But also thank you to all those that helped on the day and donated, ate and enjoyed; we applaud you! Every penny really does matter.
Hopefully this sees a start to a new normal and a little bit of hope.
Alford Academy Interact Club.