Staff at the two Birmingham branches of Willmott Dixon’s repairs and maintenance brand, Willmott Dixon Partnerships, raised their cups for Macmillan Cancer Support World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

The teams in the north and south of the city sold teas and coffees, baked homemade cakes and drew a raffle on their way to raising over £800 for the national charity’s work helping people with cancer.

Both teams had a helping hand from their supplier, Travis Perkins, which allowed them to set up a stand in their offices to sell raffle tickets in the south and cakes in the north of the city and they also kindly donated raffle prizes. A football team made up of players from the south branch also kindly donated money to the cause.

Jenny Jones, customer and community officer at the Birmingham north branch said: “We seek to support charities through our fundraising activities and the coffee morning was an excellent way to raise money whilst also raising awareness of the charity’s efforts. The team really got behind the event and spent a lot of time baking goods for sale and their efforts certainly paid off. It’s been great to raise a substantial amount for such a worthwhile charity.”

Macmillan Cancer Support assists with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. It guides patients and their families through the process providing medical, practical and financial support every step of the way.

Lyn Crowe, Fundraising Partnership Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: ‘I’d like to thank everyone at Willmott Dixon for their support. We hope everybody enjoyed tucking into some home baked goodies to help Macmillan make this year’s coffee morning even sweeter by raising even more than last year. There couldn’t be an easier way to make a difference and every penny raised will help the Macmillan team to provide support to people affected by cancer every step of the way. We couldn’t do this without the support of our partners.”

Melanie Checkley, customer and community officer at the Birmingham south branch added: “Our staff all dug deep to support Macmillan and we are delighted to have raised this money. At Willmott Dixon we are always looking to go that extra mile to support the communities in which we work and charities that affect our lives.”

Willmott Dixon Partnerships is currently working with Birmingham City Council to repair and maintain 60,000 properties in the city. It’s two contracts for the north and south of the city includes the areas of Edgbaston, Hall Green, Northfield, Selly Oak, Ladywood, Erdington, Perry Bar and Sutton Coldfield. It aims to reduce the cost of this service by £47m over the five year terms of the two contracts.