EMEA Marketing Executive, Hirrah Salim, reflects on the recent Morgan McKinley bake sale and the importance of corporate social responsibility.
It has come to that time of year again, where seasonal treats have quietly crept up in stores: halloween costumes, fireworks for Guy Fawkes’ night and even Christmas chocolates. However another occasion has kept us at the edge of our seats at Morgan McKinley for the past couple of weeks - (drumroll please!)
The Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity annual Big Hour Tea Time!
This year, the London Morgan McKinley team decided to join in on the fun by getting our aprons at the ready on Tuesday 21st October. The White Rabbit Club, our social committee, spent the past couple of weeks planning and preparing the biggest bake off in our London offices, for our sponsored charity’s bake sale week. Companies, communities and everyone in between were encouraged to take the stand and bake.
Stepping up to our corporate social responsibility is a serious task for Morgan McKinley as it ensures we stay connected with our local communities and give back to society. For the past two years, Morgan McKinley UK have made it their goal and responsibility to aid the Rainbow Trust in supporting terminally ill children and their families. So, we jumped at the chance to play a small role in the Rainbow Trust’s grand scheme.
The White Rabbit Club organised an appropriately themed event in the London office, the Halloween Bake Sale, where there was a competition for best cake and best costume. (Yup, Halloween really did come early for us!) Naturally, office politics followed with 15 bakers seriously competing at giving their best go to create the scariest (and tastiest) creation.
All in all, it was a fantastic event where we successfully raised £112.50. The winners for Best Cake was Creepy Crawly Carrot Cake baked by Danielle Foster and Best Costume to Negar Amiri as a Zombie Cowgirl (inspired by The Walking Dead).
Look at the creations from the day here:
The White Rabbit Club would like to thank all the fantastic participants for getting into the spirit for such a great cause. We wish The Rainbow Trust all the best with gaining lots more support for their sincere efforts and honourable motive.