Sugar firm urges you to hail your heroes

To celebrate the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support, official sugar partner Silver Spoon, the home-grown sugar people, have launched the Silver Spoon Local Hero Awards.

Silver Spoon are encouraging readers to nominate someone who they think is a hero in their local community – whether it’s the local lollipop lady for keeping the kids safe, a carer who goes the extra mile or a neighbour who is always willing to lend a hand, now’s the time to celebrate them.

Master patissier Eric Lanlard, star of Channel 4’s Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard, will be judging the entries and whoever he chooses to be the ultimate winner of the Silver Spoon’s National Hero award will be presented with a cake baked by the man himself.

What’s more, everyone who nominates someone in the Local Hero competition will be in with the chance of winning one of 12 Silver Spoon baking hampers worth £75.

If you want a slice of the action, just describe in under 100 words who you are nominating for the Silver Spoon Local Hero Award, why, and what you would bake them to say thank you.

To enter just register to take part in The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Visit for more information. All entries must be in by Wednesday 31 August.

Macmillan’s flagship fundraiser the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning takes place on Friday, September 30, and this year Macmillan are encouraging everyone across the UK to join in and bake to help raise £8.5million to help provide support to everyone affected by cancer.

Official sugar partner Silver Spoon are proud to be the only sugar grown in Britain, and with their great range of baking sugars and a passion for sweet treats, you can be sure that their products will make any Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning a success.

See for a range of wonderful recipes to inspire you.

For more information or to register for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning see or tel: 0845 070 1315.