I think it?s important to do our bit for charity and what better cause than Macmillan Cancer Support.

At amber energy we believe charity work is a vital part of helping those in need whether it be in our local community or for those further afield who could do with a helping hand.

' Helping for a couple of hours can make a difference and help a cause that really needs the support.'

They say charity starts at home but in our case it?s the office. Many of us have hectic lifestyles but by giving a little time back I personally think is important. Helping for a couple of hours can make a difference and help a cause that really needs the support.

At Amber we decided to get involved in Macmillan?s ?World?s Biggest Coffee morning? selling cakes, cookies and coffees with the hope of raising as much money as possible for the cancer charity.

'In 2012, 115,000 people signed up and raised a record £15 million.'

We gained a fantastic response, with great support from all the surrounding offices in our building and people were generous with their donations and were really happy to donate to the cause.

In 2012, 115,000 people signed up and raised a record £15 million and since starting in 1991 has raised over £75 million. So if more people/ businesses decided to do the same and took a couple of hours out of their day, these figures could easily rise.

I plan for a bigger even better coffee morning next year!