30 November 2010
Gareth Williams, Skyscanner CEO presenting the cheque to Macmillan fundraising manager, Pamela Williamson.
Europe's number one flight search engine company, Skyscanner, took off at the end of September to raise a fantastic £1,020 in their first ever coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The ingenious and creative staff at Skyscanner baked, bartered and raffled their way through their lunch hour and smashed the target they set for fundraising as part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
Members of staff sold themselves at an auction giving colleagues the chance to be wined and dined at a selected restaurant, and in some cases they were bidding for the chance to choose the restaurant themselves!
Top quality cakes and sweeties were raffled off over the course of the day and all members of this enthusiastic team donated money in order to feed their sweet tooth cravings and take cakes for Friday tea break.
With only 70 members of staff, the Skyscanner office have shown how much can be done with a little enthusiasm, some creativity and a pinch of baking powder!
Macmillan’s Edinburgh fundraising manager Pamela Williamson said: 'It is tremendous that the Skyscanner team have supported Macmillan so wholeheartedly and really made what could have been a small coffee morning into such a fantastic workplace event.
'The money raised will go towards making life better for people affected by cancer by funding vital services that support people throughout every stage of their cancer journey.'