Everything started in 1990 with a little gathering, drinking coffee, offering some biscuits and cakes in order to accept donations for the Macmillan Cancer Support activities. With an increasing attendance every year, the event has become national in England and over £138 million fund was raised since then.
The event, having been named the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is now being organized every year and this year, the Team of Macmillan Center wanted to thank the £27.6 million ($36.9 million) raise from the last year’s coffee morning in a different and unique way.
The team used 25 thousand real biscuits and made sculpture of eight of some of the UK’s most iconic landmarks, including The Shard, Edinburgh Castle, Old Trafford, the Welsh Assembly, Hylands House, Clifton Suspension Bridge, Whitby Abbey and the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre.
The sculpture spans a whopping 80 square feet, and contains landmarks from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The display can be seen until the 11th of September at the Koppel Project art gallery.
“This year we really wanted to say thank you to everyone that helps make the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning so special. We’ve seen support for the event grow year on year for the past 25 years and now, through the power of biscuit, we’re seeing the whole nation come together,” Claire Driscoll — national events marketing manager at Macmillan Cancer Support — said in a statement emailed to Mashable.
“Regardless of size, location, and whether you bake it or if you fake it, each slice of cake shared at a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning really does change lives by helping us ensure that no one has to face cancer alone,” Driscoll continued.
Source: COFFEE.MACMILLAN.ORG, RACHEL THOMPSON, Mashable.com