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Some of the cakes on offer at British Steel's Macmillan Coffee Mornings.
(Some of the cakes on offer at British Steel's Macmillan Coffee Mornings. )
29 Sep 2017

Cash for cancer, the icing on the cake

Employees from across British Steel came together today to eat cake and raise money for the cancer charity Macmillan.

Tasty treats were enjoyed at Scunthorpe, Teesside, and Skinningrove, to mark this year’s Macmillan Coffee Morning initiative.

Employees in Skinningrove added another dimension to their campaign with a ‘bake-off’ competition. The contest was organised by Customer Support Technologist Jean Scarlett-Carr, who has herself undergone treatment for breast cancer.

“I wanted to do something that would help the wonderful nurses and support helpers that get you through cancer treatment, as they are so incredible,” said Jean.

Sharon Smith, Occupation Health Manager, said: “Cancer effects one in 3 people, so we wanted to raise awareness of the wonderful Macmillan nurses and the work they do, including giving invaluable help to our colleagues here at British Steel.”

Last year’s nationwide campaign raised £29.5 million for the charity. Money raised from this year’s British Steel events is still being collected and counted, but is expected to run into hundreds of pounds.