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Macmillan Coffee Morning

Macmillan Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event.  Each year they ask people across the UK to hold coffee morning events and donate the proceeds to the charity, so this year we thought we’d get involved and hold our own!

People throughout Plumbs showed off their baking skills with a vast range of delights including; muffins, scones, chocolate fudge cake, lemon drizzle, teacakes and egg custards.  If that isn’t enough to make you hungry, take a look at the tasty treats below….

 

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Macmillan Coffee Morning

One of the most impressive cakes baked represents the before and after of a Plumbs covered sofa.  Good enough to eat!

Macmillan Coffee Morning

If you didn’t get chance to attend a coffee morning, then don’t worry Sunday is National Coffee day, so you don’t need an excuse to relax and put your feet up!

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Three Cheers for the Three Hills Action Trust


Plumbs has joined forces with Jim and Marian Ewen, our Consultants in the Rutland and Cambridge area, to help spread the word about their new charity.  ‘Three Hills Action Trust’ was founded by the couple following an eye-opening trip to Kenya in 2009.  Whilst enjoying their dream holiday, the Ewens volunteered to journey up-country to the Nguu Tatu district –otherwise known as ‘The Three Hills’.

Marian recalls the experience: ‘The children were malnourished, receiving only one small cup of porridge per day.  The school was a broken mud hut and the children only had broken pencils and scraps of paper.’

On returning home, the ‘Three Hills Action Trust’ was born.  In it’s short life-time, the charity has so far set up a food programme, built a classroom, funded chicken farms, piped water to the village and funded adult literacy classes.


Now, Jim and Marian have enlisted our support to help draw attention to the charity and raise funds for the trust.  It’s been great to see so many staff keen to help in any way they can.  20 Plumbs employees have already signed up to tackle the infamous ‘Three Peaks Challenge’ in May next year.  They are hoping to raise £5000 for the charity by walking up the three biggest mountains in the UK, in just 24 hours!

Chris Plumb, organiser of the event says ‘the enthusiasm of the staff to get on board with this fundraising event has been phenomenal.’  He continues to congratulate the Ewens: ‘I think what the Ewens have done is inspirational and I can assure that they have Plumbs’ full support in making a difference to the Three Hills district in Kenya.’

Click here to find out more about the Three Hills Action Trust and stay posted to hear more on our Three Peaks Challenge in the new year.

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Plumbs go Spotty for Children In Need

Last Friday Plumbs managed to raise a fantastic £421.86 for Children In Need. This year’s theme was ‘Show Your Spots’ and everyone showed their support by wearing spots to work on Friday. We even managed to find a spotty sofa in the factory providing the perfect photo opportunity!

Children In Need

Particular congratulations must also go to all of the canteen staff who raised £184.46 through the sale of cakes, Pudsey and Blush ‘ears’ (as featured in the picture) and spotty wristbands too. What a lot of cakes they must have baked!

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