Friday, 29 September 2017
Prim Perfect Magazine Hosts Macmillan Coffee Morning: Cake Against Cancer!
There was a special event at Saffia Widdershins' Prim Perfect Magazine Offices tonight in aid of the Macmillan Cancer Support Charity. Saffia tells us "Every September, the UK charity Macmillan Cancer Support holds the biggest coffee morning in the world – and since 2013, we have held our own event in Second Life. The event in 2017 will be our fourth year hosting this." The great music was supplied by dj Elrik Merlin and people arrived throughout the evening to give their donations and to dance and chat.
The annual coffee morning is a huge event in real life in the UK; Saffia told us some facts: "The coffee morning is Macmillan Cancer Support’s biggest fundraising event, where they ask people across the UK to hold a coffee morning and raise money for people living with cancer. In 2016, they raised an amazing £29.5 million. In the UK, people bake cakes to sell at coffee mornings that they host at their homes, their places of work, their schools, colleges and universities …"
When I arrived at the Prim Perfect Magazine Offices tonight I could see that a fair bit of virtual baking had been going on in SL too, there were lots of elegant tables with delicious cakes for sale (the donations from the sales going to the Macmillan Cancer Support Charity of course.) The purchase of the cakes also gives you the recipes so you can cook them in real life, what a lovely idea.
The party isn't finished yet, the Second Life Cheerleaders are having an event of their own with cakes for sale. It starts at 6pm (SLT) so you can go and make your donation there as you buy one of their wonderful cakes.
Info if you wish to make a donation:
Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer.
All the money we raise from cakes and donations goes to an avatar we have created especially for the event – Macmillan CoffeeMorning (with a registered name of CoffeeMorning Resident). You can also send her cakes and/or recipes - she'll add them to our bake sales!
People who host their own event can also donate to our Just Giving page or directly to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.