Eager bakers from Willmott Dixon in Birmingham have been raising money across the city for one of the UK’s leading cancer charities.

Staff from the company’s repairs and maintenance brand Partnerships have pulled together to hold coffee mornings at various locations across the city, as part of Macmillan Cancer Support’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’.

Volunteers donated home-baked cakes and treats, which were sold throughout the morning alongside tea and coffee at Willmott Dixon’s Kings Heath branch and Kingstanding branch. Willmott Dixon also set up stalls at two of their contractor’s, Travis Perkins, branches in Erdington and Stirchley to help raise additional funds.

Willmott Dixon also held a raffle across their two branches, with all proceeds going towards their final £1,000 donation for the charity.

Willmott Dixon’s Customer Service Advisor Kerry Stanley supports the company’s coffee morning to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support helps improve the lives of people affected by cancer, providing individuals with medical, emotional, practical and financial support. The ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ campaign has been running since 1990 and last year 115,000 people signed up, raising a record £15 million.

Willmott Dixon Partnerships is currently working with Birmingham City Council to repair and maintain 60,000 properties in the city. It’s two contracts for the north and south of the city includes the areas of Edgbaston, Hall Green, Northfield, Selly Oak, Ladywood, Erdington, Perry Bar and Sutton Coldfield. It aims to reduce the cost of this service by £47m over the five year terms of the two contracts.

Customer and Community Officer, Melanie Checkley, said: “Everyone in branch has been busy baking to help support our coffee morning and it’s been a great success, with staff getting a bit competitive about who’s cake would sell out first. We’re happy to support Macmillan’s coffee morning campaign, as the charity does such fantastic work to help improve the lives of those affected by cancer.”

Fiona Taylor, Development Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “We’re grateful for all that Willmott Dixon have done to help with our ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ fundraising event. Cancer is the toughest fight most of us will ever face and the money they have raised will help us to ensure that no one faces cancer alone.”

Mick Williamson, managing director of Willmott Dixon Partnerships said; “This is very much part of our ethos called Transforming Communities, which is about how we can make a real, positive difference to the lives of people living locally. We want to play an active part in delivering initiatives that leave real legacy and recently wrote a report, called Transforming Communities, to share ideas and help organisations deliver sustainable growth to help communities through these current austere times.”