Macmillan Coffee Morning 2013Friday saw a glittering gathering from the marketing and advertising industry at Sir Paul Judge’s Pimlico penthouse to raise funds for Macmillan.  It is part of Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, the charity’s biggest fundraising event.

Hosted by Suki, our coffee morning and fiercely contested cake competition, now in its third year, brought together over 150 senior marketers, Oystercatchers Club agency members and industry influencers for champagne, coffee, raffle – and the bake off.

We welcomed guests from TK Maxx, Vodafone, Saatchi & Saatchi, Proximity, Draft FCB, CHI, Virgin Media, Publicis, OgilvyOne, the Telegraph Group, Havas, Engine, BBH, Karmarama, Betfair, Isobar, Parlophone, Premier Foods, Intercontinental Hotels and many more.

Meanwhile, outstandingly delicious creations whipped, whisked and baked by everyone from BBH to Brothers & Sisters, CHI to Adam&Eve DDB, LBi, TBWA and more than forty top notch teams were viewed and sampled by a panel of hungry agency CEOs and marketing directors charged with judging the best cakes, brownies, sponges and trifles.

Hilary Cross, Macmillan’s Director of External Affairs, observed…..“the passion and enthusiasm shown by everyone today for Macmillan has been incredible. We are truly delighted that Oystercatchers, Suki, Sir Paul and so many agencies came together to support the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Their generous support will help Macmillan’s work to help people affected by cancer. The quality and variety of cakes was amazing!”

Our winners were:

Best chocolate cake: Engine. Baked by Sarah.

Best decorated cake: Rapp. Baked by Margaret Wagner.

Best non-cake (biscuits, muffins etc): The Marketing Society. Baked by Sarah.

Best non-chocolate cake: TK Maxx. Baked by Deborah Dolce.

Best cake made by an Under 16: Proximity. Baked by the McCaroll children (13 & 8)

Suki Thompson said “I’m stunned and humbled by the level of support shown for Macmillan Cancer Support by the Marketing and Advertising industry. I know personally how much good Macmillan does, and I know that the support shown today will go a long way to changing and improving the lives of others”.

And a big thank you to our sponsors:

Prizes and Auction

18 Feet and rising



Intercontinental Hotels

TK Maxx

Draft fcb


Brothers and Sisters


English National Opera



Goodie bags


Ogilvy One

The Mini Mart

Salon du Salon



Food and Drink

Bahlsen Biscuits

Tetley – Tea


Saatchi & Saatchi

Laurent Perrier




Isobel and Gemma from The Mini Mart

Denise and Amanda from  Adstream

Cheryl, Jo and Florence from Macmillan

Maria, Hannah, Mala, Jodie, Helen and Jennelle and from Oystercatchers

Vitty Robinson – Photographer


Hilary CrossMacmillan

Melanie DanksTelegraph

Jack Fryer – Parlophone/Warner

Melissa HopkinsVodafone

Gerard BaronAdstream

Lucy HandleyMarketing Week

Deborah DolceTK Maxx

Russ LidstoneHavas

Magnus DjabaSaatchi & Saatchi


The Mini Mart



Special Thank You

To Sir Paul Judge and Christine