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Barratt Homes Northampton join in on the cake festivity by holding a Macmillan coffee morning

The kettle was on at the leading developer’s head office in Northampton last Friday 28th September with employees raising more than £230 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

A new survey of Barratt Site Managers confirmed that a good brew is an important part of the day. However, coffee is now the preferred beverage of builders, with 52% 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 (69%), and a resounding 40% said they prefer a stronger brew.

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 57% of respondents choosing either of them.

Andrew Swindell, Managing Director for Barratt Homes Northampton, said:

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

"We wanted to help Macmillan raise as much money as they can to support those who are affected by cancer.”

Aileen Stewart, Senior Corporate New Business Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, said:

“There are now 2.7 million people in the UK living with cancer. By 2040, it will be 5.3 million people, and Macmillan Cancer Support wants to support all of these people to find their best way through from the moment they are diagnosed so that they can live their lives as fully as possible.

“World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is our biggest annual event and sees people coming together in homes, workplaces and community venues all over the UK to enjoy a slice of cake and a cuppa and make a huge difference to people living with cancer. Every penny raised makes a difference and we very much appreciate Barratt Homes giving their support once again this year. We support people in their homes and communities right across the UK and literally could not do this without the continued support of our fantastic coffee morning hosts.”

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