Caring café launches special scone for Myeloma UK

A South Yorkshire cafe is launching a new scone in aid of cancer charity, Myeloma UK.

The scone is the brainwave of the Ferndale Coffee Shop’s retail and catering director, Helen Watson, who is running a different kind of operation next month – the Sheffield half marathon in aid of Myeloma UK.

“My best friend and well-known local businesswoman Jaqui Copley was diagnosed with this cancer of the plasma cells last year,” said Helen, 51.

“We immediately decided to do whatever we could for Jaqui. I am already running the half marathon for the first time on 12 April, but we thought we could also sell a special scone for those who only run into our café to get their hands on our red-hot best sellers!”

The café sells thousands of scones a year and the Myeloma scones will be an orange blossom and cream in honour of Myeloma’s brand colour available from Good Friday until the Sheffield half marathon. 50p from each scone will go straight to the charity.

“I am so proud of Helen and our Ferndale team, ” said her brother in law and co-director Neil Grant, the gardening show co-host on BBC Radio Sheffield.

“Ferndale staff and loyal customers have been so supportive of our fundraising initiatives and she is only £500 short of her £2000 target. We urge anyone who can, to go to her Just Giving page to support.”

Myeloma UK is the only organisation in the UK dealing exclusively with myeloma. They provide information and support to patients and their families and help myeloma patients live longer, with a better quality of life by accelerating the discovery, development of and access to new treatments.

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Helen Watson, Ferndale’s retail & catering director, with husband Richard, right and their friend Dave Allington

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