Laid with Love – helping British bakers contribute to the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The Laid with Love brand of eggs from The Lakes Free Range Egg Company (The Lakes) is helping British bakers create cakes for The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. The annual UK wide event organised by Macmillan Cancer Support takes place on Friday 29th September.
The start of the new series of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ creates an autumn surge in baking which ties in nicely to the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ event organised to raise funds for Macmillan.
Helen Brass co-owner of The Lakes said, “We believe Laid With Love is the only UK egg brand that supports cancer research so we thought it would be very fitting to donate packs of eggs to people baking for Macmillan Cancer Support’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’. This year we have donated the free-range eggs to numerous groups, some out of county, but mainly in Cumbria.
“Working with Sue McDonald, Macmillan’s Fundraising Manager for Cumbria, we have sent eggs to Inglewood Junior School in Carlisle, Macmillan’s Information Centre at the Cumberland Infirmary and Barclays Bank in Penrith. Our girls attend Austin Friars School in Carlisle and their event always attracts a lot of parents, teachers and pupils so we sent Jane and Emily to school with a case of eggs too.”
Sue McDonald called in to ‘The Lakes’ at Stainton to collect the eggs on her way to meet the Macmillan volunteers and coffee morning hosts. Sue said, “We are very grateful to The Lakes for their generous donation. The Laid With Love eggs have super-yellow yolks and are ideal for baking. I’m really looking forward to eating some of the freshly made cakes on Friday.
“This is the 27th year of ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’. It is our flagship event and this year we are hoping to take the total raised since it began, to over £200 million. This goal is well within sight as we have the perfect ingredients for a successful bake. The public love of #GBBO, volunteers love of baking and the best of British free range eggs donated by Laid With Love.”
British baking at its best – why not cook up a recipe for an event near you? Try the lemony cup cakes on our recipe page.
Anyone looking to attend one of the coffee mornings can find one on the Macmillan coffee morning website.