MONTHS of planning go into Mallorca’s Biggest Coffee Morning at Mood Beach. Funnily enough the whole process normally starts with a coffee between myself and Edward Ingram from the 41 Club. Edward works hard to make sure the event has all of the elements that it takes to be successful whilst remaining cheerful and calm, not always so easy in my opinion!
There’s an army of cake bakers (many of them the long suffering wives of the members of the 41 Club and members of the church congregation) that emerge for the day and present themselves and their cakes at Mood first thing in the morning.
Some of their cakes they insist are emphatically NOT to be entered into the competition, perhaps the baker is shy, but I always think that every single cake is worthy of a prize. Chocolate, fruit, spice, buns, fairy cakes, you name it and it arrives hot from the oven of a dedicated cook. Congratulations to Sylvia Moneypenny who had the Best Fruit Cake and won a Majorca Daily Bulletin subscription.
Lynn Myers won Best Decorated Cake and received an original painting from Vivian Borsani. Barbara Raven got Best Chocolate Cake and won a photo session with Aimee K Photography.
Micky Loly won Best Novelty Cake and was given a voucher from Nice Price. Sharon Oliver won Best Cupcake, her prize a full body massage from Bodhana Wellness in Portals.
There were also raffle prizes which were donated by the extremely generous business people of Palma, Calvia and Andratx. Thank you!
Gaia Bathtime in Palma, Bodhana Wellness, the Mallorca Tutoring Academy, Laura Gisbert Make-Up Artist, Angela Pryce, the Universal Bookshop, nutritionist Suzanne Garaty, Dr Huw Jones, TopAs shoes, Salon Bling, Confetti and Julia Ball, yoga teacher Saskia Griffiths, Studio 1, the Meson del Rey, the House of Katmandu, Golf Fantasia and Mallorca Solutions.
More than 200 cups of coffee were served, countless slices of cake eaten, and more than 400 raffle tickets were bought raising €1,500 which goes to cancer charities on the island. Izzy Newman entertained the guests, the President and Chairman of the 41 Club both gave excellent speeches, and ex Chairman, Nigel Skinner, gave a very personal speech about his current experiences of living with cancer.
All in all, a very successful and enjoyable morning. I am very proud to be involved for the third year running.