LONDON — Ah, biscuits. A cup of tea just isn’t complete without them. And nor is a coffee morning.
Millions of people around the UK take part each year in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning — a fundraising event organised by Macmillan Cancer Support. Each year, people up and down the country get together with friends to eat biscuits and cake for a good cause — to raise money to provide nurses for people with cancer.
In celebration of the people who raised £27.6 million ($36.9 million) during last year’s coffee morning, Macmillan did something pretty unusual — they made an entire British skyline out of 25,000 biscuits.
The enormous biscuit sculpture is comprised of eight of some of the UK’s most iconic landmarks, including The Shard, Edinburgh Castle, Old Trafford, the Welsh Assembly, Hylands House, Clifton Suspension Bridge, Whitby Abbey and the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre.
The sculpture spans a whopping 80 square feet, and contains landmarks from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The epic biscuit sculpture was unveiled at the Koppel Project art gallery and creative workspace in London and will be on display until Sept. 11.
“This year we really wanted to say thank you to everyone that helps make the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning so special. We’ve seen support for the event grow year on year for the past 25 years and now, through the power of biscuit, we’re seeing the whole nation come together,” Claire Driscoll — national events marketing manager at Macmillan Cancer Support — said in a statement emailed to Mashable.
“Regardless of size, location, and whether you bake it or if you fake it, each slice of cake shared at a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning really does change lives by helping us ensure that no one has to face cancer alone,” Driscoll continued.
The charity has also created cutting guides so budding bakers can bake their own biscuit landmarks. People wishing to host coffee mornings as part of this year’s event on Sept. 30 can register online.