Incommunities housing worker Sarah Mcfarlane organised a virtual get-together for work colleagues, family, and friends to raise more than £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support – despite the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mcfarlane was determined to support this year’s Macmillan Big Coffee Morning, and thanks to the donation of food, wine, chocolates, and toiletries as prizes for her online raffle, she was able to raise a total of £590.
Mcfarlane, from Keighley, also organised a cake decorating competition and hosted a drive-thru bun and cake sale outside her home, before the local lockdown came in.
Her fundraising was also given a boost with the online auction of a Leicester City shirt signed by Jamie Vardy.
Sarah said: “Even though we couldn’t get together face-to-face for coffee, cakes and a natter we’ve still had fun online with work colleagues and family, and importantly helped Macmillan Cancer Support in these tough times.
“A big thank you to everyone who has supported my virtual fundraiser and shown such generosity.”
Geraldine Howley, Incommunities’ group chief executive, said: “A big well done to Sarah on running the event and colleagues who have supported her.
“Despite these strange times there is always time for cake in aid of a great cause – it’s amazing to see the virtual get-together raise such a fabulous amount.”
Main image: Incommunities housing worker Sarah Macfarlane
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