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Shard hosts London’s highest coffee morning

As part of the build-up to the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, staff at The View from the Shard have held their own charity event at the top of western Europe's tallest building.

Shard hosts London’s highest coffee morning

The event was enjoyed by staff before the viewing gallery opened to the public.

The attraction's staff put their creative baking skills to the test and produced an array of homemade Shard-shaped cakes and sweet treats for colleagues to enjoy in exchange for donations to the charity.

Judy Spence, area fundraising manager for Macmillan Cancer Support, said: "We want to make sure no one has to face cancer alone but we can't do it without the amazing people who fundraise for us so we are extremely grateful to The View from the Shard for their support.

"Last year's World's Biggest Coffee Morning raised a staggering £15 million to help people affected by cancer. We fund various services across London like information centres and benefits advisers as well as healthcare professionals.

"It was very fitting to be at the top of the Shard celebrating the countdown to coffee morning as many of the hospitals and places where we have services could be seen from up there."

Muggy, Macmillan's coffee morning mascot, met a friend up there too – Romeo the Fox, mascot of The View from the Shard, inspired by the adventurous fox discovered at the top of the building during the final stages of construction.

Clive Stephens, CEO of The View from the Shard, said: "We were very pleased to host London's highest coffee morning on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support.

"It was a really nice occasion for our staff to come together and enjoy some coffee and cake to raise money for an excellent cause. I was also impressed by the team's creative baking efforts! We're proud to have played our part in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning."

To take part in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 27 September go to www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee or call 0845 602 1246.

Local events include a 'coffee morning' on the afternoon of Saturday 21 September at the Setchell TRA Hall in Bermondsey.

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