Crackin’ cakes from Vincents’ bakers

Solicitors firm takes part in national fundraising event

Staff at Vincents Solicitors swapped legal briefs for mixing bowls and baking trays to put on a tasty spread for the Macmillan Big Coffee morning. The event uncovered some hidden talents among the Vincents team, with some of the colourful creations selling out within minutes.

Colleagues, clients and visitors were invited to grab a bite during the sale at the Preston office in Winckley Square on Friday, and wash it down with a cup of proper coffee, donated by the Lytham Coffee Company. This is the first time Vincents has taken part in the Big Coffee Morning event and organisers were delighted to raise £255 for the charity.

Commercial assistants Val Thompson and Nicola Coan, along with trainee solicitor Sanya Motorwala, commandeered one of the conference rooms and asked colleagues to donate their best efforts to the spread. And the turnout surprised everyone.

Val said: “There was so much donated by members of staff, we’ll be eating cake for a month, and it was all lovely. I think we’ve uncovered some serious talents among our colleagues. In fact, Sanya’s amazing strawberry-topped cupcakes were flying out of the door once the word had spread just how good they were. If she ever fancied a career change, she’d have no problem baking cakes for a living.”

The firm’s Knott End branch also held a mini coffee morning with members of the public among those invited to sample the wares of Amy Whiteside, whose efforts added £31.60 to the pot.

Val added: “A lot of people at the firm do amazing things for charity and colleagues support each others fundraising all the time. But we want to more as a business, particularly things that raise money and also brings people together, to have some fun, and know they’re doing do something great for charity. Macmillan is one of those charities where you know the money goes directly to helping the nurses who in turn do so much for people suffering from cancer. It’s a cause everyone can relate to and we’re so pleased to have been able to do something positive to support them.”