18 August 2011
To celebrate the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support, official sugar partner Silver Spoon, the home-grown sugar people, have launched the Silver Spoon Local Hero Awards.
Silver Spoon are encouraging readers to nominate someone who they think is a hero in their local community – whether it’s the local lollipop lady for keeping the kids safe, a carer who goes the extra mile or a neighbour who is always willing to lend a hand, now’s the time to celebrate them.
Master Patissier Eric Lanlard, star of Channel 4’s Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard, will be judging the entries and whomever he chooses to be the ultimate winner of the Silver Spoon’s National Hero award will be presented with a cake baked by the man himself.
What’s more, everyone who nominates someone in the Local Hero competition will be in with the chance of winning one of 12 Silver Spoon baking hampers worth £75.
If you want a slice of the action, just describe in under 100 words who you are nominating for the Silver Spoon Local Hero Award, why, and what you would bake them to say thank you. To enter just register to take part in The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Visit www.macmillan.org.uk/Localhero for more information. All entries must be in by Wednesday 31 August.
Macmillan’s flagship fundraiser the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning takes place on Friday 30 September and this year Macmillan are encouraging everyone across the UK to join in and bake to help raise £8.5million to help provide support to everyone affected by cancer.
Official sugar partner Silver Spoon are proud to be the only sugar grown in Britain, and with their great range of baking sugars and a passion for sweet treats, you can be sure that their products will make any Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning a success. See macmillan.org.uk/recipes for a range of wonderful recipes to inspire you.
For more information or to register for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning see macmillan.org.uk/coffee or tel: 0845 070 1315.
Notes to Editors:
Once the national hero winner has been picked, alongside a winner from each of the 12 regions in the UK, Macmillan will be in touch with their respective local newspaper to share the story and photographs.
Winners will be announced on Monday 5 September and on Monday 26 September, the national hero winner will be presented with their cake (baked by Eric Lanlard) for a press photo call.
For further information, please contact:
Michael Jones, Macmillan Cancer Support press office
020 7091 2124 (out of hours 07801 307068)
Katy Chaytor, Press Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support
0207 840 4903 (out of hours 07801 307068)
About Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. Working alongside people affected by cancer, Macmillan works to improve cancer care. More than one in three of us get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. If you are affected by cancer Macmillan can help.
For more information about Macmillan Cancer Support, visit www.macmillan.org.uk or freephone 0808 808 0000 for an information pack.