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GoResponse Gets Baking And Raises £500 For Charity

On Friday 28th September, GoResponse took part in Macmillan’s biggest coffee morning, by hosting a cake baking competition in their Kent Science Park offices. Opening their doors to all employees on the park, the telephone answering service provider offered visitors gourmet coffee and a homemade cake in exchange for small donations to Macmillan.

The morning was a roaring success, with over £500 raised for Macmillan Cancer Support. Coffee was generously donated by Starbucks’ Canterbury High Street store; and the highlight of the morning was a baking competition, with employees from all over the park entering cakes to be judged. The judging panel for the competition comprised of Glen Blow, Marketing and Technology Director here at GoResponse, James Speck, Site Director of Kent Science Park, and Emily Brooke, Manager of EcoVillage, the science park’s onsite Café.

In the end, the grand prize for best cake went to Jan Kingsman of GoResponse, with Amy McGenn of Concur and Aimee-Rose Cansick from GoResponse both being awarded runners up prizes for best looking cake and best small cakes/cookies, respectively. There was also a raffle on the morning, with 3 main prizes plus a selection of smaller items. The grand prize of a £200 photography voucher donated by jellybeanphotography.com going to Steve Brookes of GoResponse, 2nd prize of a meal for two was donated by The Tudor Rose, Sittingbourne and 3rd prize was a selection of wine and holiday vouchers donated by holidaycottagesandvillas.com.

Glen Blow commented on the success of the morning:

“I’m delighted that the morning went so well and that we managed to get so many companies of the park to enter the baking competition. We like to support charities whenever possible and hosting a Macmillan coffee morning seemed like an ideal way to get all of our 100-strong employees to get involved.”

James Speck, one of the judges of the baking competition, also spoke about the morning:

“Having personal experience of Macmillan’s extraordinary support, I thought it was wonderful that GoResponse organised such a successful morning and that they went beyond just their own employees and got other companies on Kent Science Park to take part as well. The added bonus of being a judge meant that I was lucky enough to get to try all of the cakes!”

Donations can still be made to Macmillan by texting “Coffee 633X” to 70550 (donations are £5 each).

A selection of photographs can been viewed on our Facebook page.


For Press Information:
Wesley Horan
0844 409 9872

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