Students cook up storm raising £1,000 for Macmillan

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A series of fundraisers held by New College Lanarkshire students went down a treat with staff, students and the public – all while raising £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Students on Hospitality and Professional Cookery courses at the College’s Motherwell Campus raised the fantastic amount following a week’s worth of events in training restaurant, ML One.

Staff, students and members of the local community were invited to enjoy the various events to raise money for the cancer charity, including coffee mornings, lunches and bake-offs.

The breakfast events kicked each day off in the ML One restaurant, with tea, coffee and hot rolls served. Into lunchtime, a two-course menu was offered to a packed ML One, as guests enjoyed delights including haggis supper, steak pie and mushroom stroganoff.

Staff and students were also encouraged to take part in a charity bake-off, with delicious treats including shortbread, coffee cake and Nutella cheesecake all on show for judging by chef lecturers, Fiona Moffat and Jim Mullen.

Lorna Hart, organiser of the fundraisers and lecturer in Service Industries, said: “We are delighted with the amount raised for MacMillan. It allowed our students to brush up on this hospitality and cookery skills in front of the public ahead of its official opening date.  

“I’d like to thank all the students who worked hard to make the event a success, all the students and staff who took part in the bake-offs and all those who donated so generously to our events.”

The students recently presented the cheque to Angela McCormack, Area Fundraising Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support.  

She said: “Thank you so much to the staff and students at New College Lanarkshire for supporting the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and for raising the fantastic sum of £1000.

“At Macmillan, we know cancer can affect everything. Your body, your relationships, your money, everything. But Macmillan is here to help people live life, no matter what. We give them the support they need to hold on to who they are and what’s important. 

“But we can’t do it without the support of our fantastic fundraisers and volunteers, so once again a BIG thank you to everyone at New College Lanarkshire.

“Life with cancer is still life – let’s help people live it.”

The ML One Training Restaurant in the Motherwell Campus is open to the public from 12 – 1.30pm Monday – Thursday. For more information or to book, visit: http://www.nclanarkshire.ac.uk/ml-one

For more information about MacMillan and the work it carries out in Lanarkshire, click here: www.macmillan.org.uk.

For more information about New College Lanarkshire’s range of hospitality and professional cookery courses, click here: http://www.nclanarkshire.ac.uk/courses/hospitality-and-professional-cookery

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