Great British Bake Off star has risen to the challenge and shown her support for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
Semi-finalist in the BBC’s hit baking reality programme, Beca Lyne-Pirkis, from Penylan, Cardiff, took to the kitchen to encourage people to host a coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday 26 September.
Known for her baking talent, scrumptious hazelnut and chocolate brownies and her Welsh twist on baking delights Beca was one of 13 amateur bakers who set out to win the fourth series of The Great British Bake Off.
The 32-year-old explains why she has chosen to help support Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee morning: 'Sadly, we all know someone who has cancer. I’ve had a few friends who’ve survived breast cancer and received help and support from Macmillan from diagnosis and throughout their treatment. Macmillan can provide all the help, information and most importantly the support that cancer patients and their families need during what can be a very scary period in their lives.'
'Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee morning is a great fundraiser which encourages people of all ages to get involved and help people affected by cancer. Who doesn’t love a nice piece of cake with their morning coffee? And best of all, you will be raising funds for a fantastic cause.'
The full-time mum of two, who will be launching her own TV series, BEWCS on S4C in September is now encouraging people to host a coffee morning to raise crucial funds for the charity.
All of the money raised from the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is used to develop services such as Information and Support Centres, Welfare Benefits Advisors, GPs and Macmillan Cancer Nurse Specialists.
Now in its 24th year, World’s Biggest Coffee Morning raised nearly £20m for Macmillan last year alone, with a staggering 8,167 Macmillan coffee mornings held across Wales.
This year the charity is hoping even more people will hold a coffee morning on Friday September 26 to beat last year’s record-breaking total.
Macmillan’s General Manager for Wales, Susan Morris said: “We are very grateful to Beca Lyne-Pirkis for her fantastic support.
'Every pound raised by those taking part in events like World’s Biggest Coffee Morning helps us be there for someone with cancer when they need us most so ask your friends, family or work mates to come for coffee and raise some money to support Macmillan.'