Oystercatchers raises over £13,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Oystercatchers raises over £13,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support

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We’ve just held our fourth annual Coffee morning and Cake Competition to fundraise for Macmillan Cancer Support. Donations have been totted up and we’re delighted to announce that we have raised over £13,000 – in just two hours!

Hosted by our CEO Suki Thompson, who is also a Macmillan Board Trustee, over a hundred of the great and the good from the UK’s marketing community gathered at Sir Paul Judge’s glamorous Pimlico penthouse for coffee, champagne, auctions and, most importantly, to judge the highly competitive agency bake-off.

Thanking everyone for their fantastic donations, Suki commented that cancer is the toughest fight many people will ever have to face. Macmillan, she said, quite simply makes sure we don’t have to face it alone. “It’s a remarkable privilege to bring our community together to fundraise together today. My huge thanks to everyone who helped us raise £13,000 with incredible baking and wonderful generosity.”

Ciaran Devane, CEO of Macmillan Cancer Support told us that the number of people with cancer will increase 25% by the end of the next parliament. He added, “It’s events like these that help us fundraise for today and for the future. Thank you to everyone for making a difference.”

Our super winners:

Best chocolate cake: DMS Know How

Best decorated cake: Publicis

Best cupcakes: Ogilvy & Mather

Best healthy cake: Futureproof

Best non-chocolate cake: Albion

Best cake by under-16s: Justine Scognamiglio [daughter: Rapp’s CEO Marco Scognamiglio]

 Our discerning jurors

Tim West, Old Burlington; Zaid Al-Qassab, HouseTrip; Simon Michaelides and Emma Tennant, UKTV;  David Wood, Tesco; Ciaran Devane, Macmillan; Carol Baubock, BupaFeilim Mackle, TelefónicaNina Bibby, Telefonica, Lucy Handley, High50;  Suki Thompson, Oystercatchers.

Our generous sponsors

Haus Publishing, Vizeum, Karmarama, FCBInferno, BBH, McCann London, Taylors of Harrogate, Ascot, Ogilvy, McDonald’s, Libertine, General Mills, Isobel, Crystal Palace Football Club, M&C Saatchi, MBA, Seven, DLKWLowe, Premier Foods, Saatchi & Saatchi, EngineBacardi, Bahlsen, razorfish, The Brooklyn Brothers, BMB, RKCRY&R, JWT, Kitcatt NohrAMVBBDO, VCCP,  More, Zone, Oliver Sweeney

Victoria Sinclair