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COFFEE OUSTS BUILDERS’ TEA AS THE FAVOURITE DRINK FOR BUILDERS

In preparation for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning this week, staff at leading Leicestershire homebuilder, David Wilson Homes East Midlands are revealing their hot drink preferences and giving advice on how to make the best cuppa.

 

 

In order to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, the kettle will be on at all of its development in Leicestershire this Friday 29th September between 10am and 5.30pm, where the onsite staff will be offering visitors a hot drink and a slice of cake in exchange for a donation.

A new survey of David Wilson site managers confirmed that a good brew is an important part of the day. However, coffee is now the preferred beverage of builders, with 48% of staff who took part in the survey choosing it to start the day. Only 2% of respondents opted for a fruit tea as their cuppa of choice.

They also revealed their top advice for making the best brew in time for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, which is when making tea to add the hot water first (65%) and then leave the tea bag in for between 30 seconds and a minute. A resounding 62% said this makes the very best tea.

Other tips include always using fresh water, stirring in both directions, squeezing the tea bag and sipping gently – with some even saying the secret to making a good brew is to do it with love and patience!

When it comes to what biscuit to have with the tea or coffee, the traditional choices of Chocolate Hobnob and Chocolate Digestives were the runaway favourites, with a whopping 43% of respondents choosing one or other of them.

Only 1% of site managers opted for the Jammie Dodger as their biscuit of choice. There was also a clear winner when it comes to the critical question of whether to dunk or not – with 70% opting to dunk.

John Reddington, Managing Director for David Wilson Homes East Midlands, said:

“Our hard-working staff want to do something a little different on their tea break on Friday and holding a communal coffee morning is a great way to show our support for the valuable work being done by Macmillan Cancer Support.

"We want to help Macmillan raise as much money as they can to support those who are affected by cancer, and we encourage everyone to join in and do the same so that together we can make the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning even bigger and better than ever.”

Gemma Shaw, New Business Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “There are now 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer. By 2030, it will be 4 million people, and Macmillan Cancer Support wants to be there for them all.

“Having a Coffee Morning is the perfect chance to catch up over a cuppa, enjoy some delicious treats and help Macmillan be there for people facing
cancer. Whether you’ve baked beautiful brownies or a nearly perfect Pavlova, you’re helping Macmillan provide practical and emotional support for people who are facing a truly frightening time.

“We are so pleased to hear that David Wilson Homes are taking part again this year, their support means so much to us, and allows Macmillan to continue funding services in every community across the UK. A huge thank you to everyone taking part, every penny raised makes a difference.”

To find out more about the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning please visit www.coffee.macmillan.org.uk.

David Wilson Homes East Midlands will be hosting coffee morning events at the following developments: Abbots View and Stenson’s Quarter in Coalville, Forest Chase in Leicester Forest East, Hastings Park in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Hunters Lodge in Barrow-upon-Soar, The Chimes in Loughborough, The Millstones in Queniborough, The Spinney in Burbage, and Whetstone Park in Whetstone.

For more information about David Wilson Homes developments in the area, please visit www.dwh.co.uk or call 0844 811 5544.


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