Macmillan Coffee Morning at Robin Hood Airport

Macmillan Coffee Morning at Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Staff at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield’s JD Wetherspoons have raised £300 by hosting a 12-hour cake sale in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

On offer to holiday-goers taking off from Doncaster Sheffield Airport were a range of sweet treats, including cupcakes, bakewell tarts, rocky roads and cheesecake. 

Located in the departure lounge of the Airport, the sale ran from 4am to 4pm, with all cakes and treats baked by Denise Merchants, kitchen team leader at the Airport’s Running Horse JD Wetherspoons.

Joanne Hubbard, manager of the Running Horse JD Wetherspoons, said: “Today has been a wonderful event.

“We’re delighted to have raised £300 for such a worthy cause in Macmillan Cancer Support.

“I’d like to thank everyone at Doncaster Sheffield Airport for letting this happen but also Denise, who has unselfishly baked every cake on our stall today. 

“The money raised is all down to Denise’s efforts and we’re very proud of her.”

Macmillan’s Coffee Mornings are the charity’s biggest fundraising event, where individuals and businesses across the UK host Coffee Mornings to raise money for people living with cancer. In 2013, 154,000 people signed up, raising a record £20 million.

Chris Harcombe, head of aviation development at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: “We’re proud to show our support for such a wonderful charity by holding a cake sale in the Airport.

“The Wetherspoons staff went that extra mile and hosted a 12-hour sale. Passengers were queuing to buy themselves a cake, and they ended up selling every one they had made, which is magnificent.”

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