Queen Anne's Raises Over £950 For Macmillan

Tuesday 29th September 2015

In aid of the charity Macmillan Cancer Support, Queen Anne’s School in Caversham held their annual coffee morning on Friday 25 September with great success. Overall, the independent day and boarding school raised over £950.00 for the charity who offer support and information to people affected by cancer.

Pupils, staff, parents and the local community came together to enjoy an abundance of sweet treats and a cup of tea in the sunshine at the three mini coffee mornings held outside in the school’s ground. Queen Anne’s were also delighted to welcome along two representatives from the charity Macmillan Cancer Support. Mrs Julia Palca, Chairman, and Mrs Juliet Bouverie, Director of Services and Influencing, who are both previous pupils of the school, spoke to the girls about the work of the charity and their fond memories of Queen Anne’s.

The girls, as always, had entered into the spirit of the event with real enthusiasm and had been baking up a storm in their house kitchens all week and, as an extra twist this year and with the Great British Bake Off in mind, pupils were tasked with the Queen Anne’s Showstopper Challenge. The school’s seven houses were split into 3 teams and were tasked with creating a three-tiered celebration cake to be judged by Michelin Star Celebrity Chef, Mr Daniel Galmiche. Mr Galmiche is the Executive Chef at The Vineyard, Newbury and also a regular on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen with James Martin.

Mr Galmiche was then invited to sample the variety of Showstopper cakes, which included an edible waterfall, a cake celebrating the school’s core values and a cake created with individual roses.

U6 student, Amber-Rose Cooper, spoke about the idea behind the roses cake, saying:

“Macmillan supports people who suffer from cancer, it is like the sun shining after the rain; creating a beautiful rainbow, the idea behind our cake, and also roses, symbol of love. Everybody contributed their own roses to our cake.”

After much deliberation, the winning cake was announced as the edible waterfall, which was created by pupils in Maddock and Webbe houses. Impressed by the standard of baking, Mr Daniel Galmiche said:

“I am delighted to be invited along to judge the Queen Anne’s Showstopper Challenge today; the standard of baking was very high and it is wonderful to see the school coming together to raise money for such a worthwhile cause.”

Following the coffee morning, Mrs Julia Harrington, Headmistress, said:

“Our pupils continually go the extra mile when we raise money for a charity. The Macmillian coffee morning is something close to our hearts and it is wonderful to see the community of the school coming together. The Showstopper Challenge has introduced a fun and competitive element to the event and I, for one, was incredibly impressed with the standard.” 

Click here to view a slideshow of photographs from the Macmillan Coffee Morning


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