There’s nothing the team at Merrick like more than getting stuck in to help a worthwhile cause.
In March’s Merrick Life, legal assistant Sophie Hughes talked candidly about her experience of epilepsy and why she’d be supporting #PurpleDay to raise awareness of the condition.
The Epilepsy Society’s annual fund-raiser on March 26 encourages people to be ‘the conversation starter and change lives’.
Here at Merrick, we decided we would ‘get ready, steady, bake’ and hold a cake sale at our Manchester city centre base in St George’s House.
Gabrielle opted for white chocolate and lemon brownies. Heather amazed herself making salted caramel and chocolate cupcakes. We also raffled a fabulous Hey Little Cupcake flower bouquet.
There was fantastic support throughout the building and beyond as everyone got into the spirit and we were able to raise a huge £357 for the charity.
Thank you so much! These cakes look beautiful 💜 https://t.co/ZiKjGOqSLZ
— epilepsy society (@epilepsysociety) March 26, 2019
Chief cake seller Sophie said: “I am absolutely overwhelmed by the support. Our target was to raise £100 and we tripled that. It is amazing what you can do in such a short space of time.
“Thank you all so much and a special thank you to all my colleagues who spent their Monday evenings baking and finding purple items of clothing. It is much appreciated.”