Cup of Love will raise funds for hospice

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The efforts of two local businesses will see a cup of something special raise funds for those across the community coping with life-limiting and life-shortening illnesses.

Bury St Edmunds based Treatt and the Coffee House, which has branches in Moreton Hall and Ixworth, have joined forces with their latest fundraising efforts for St Nicholas Hospice Care - the Cup of Love - which launched on Friday (May 19).

Over the last few months, the businesses have been working together to develop the perfect drinks flavouring, which when added to either hot or cold drinks creates the perfect Cup of Love.

With its blend of rose and cardamom flavours the Cup of Love syrup is influenced by the garden at the hospice’s Hardwick Lane site, and with 50p of the profits from its sale going to the hospice, drinkers will be able to raise their cups in the name of a good cause.

The rose, cardamom and honey flavour was developed by scientists at Treatt who are passionate about creating new and exciting flavours.

“We pictured a warm summer’s day with the sun shining, the faint perfume of English roses and the gentle sound of bees buzzing amongst the flowers”, says Lamia Gamin, Applications Specialist at Treatt. “It is our job to take an idea and make it reality and we really enjoyed the challenge.”

Rachel Card, St Nicholas Hospice Care corporate fundraiser, said: “We are so grateful to Treatt and the Coffee House for their continued support.

“Both businesses have generously supported the hospice over a number of years but their joint Cup of Love fundraising initiative is something really special.

“Not only will the money raised help us fund the hospice services those we care for rely on, the sale of the Cup of Love will also help create awareness for the hospice.

“Thank you to everyone who has been involved with creating this truly unique flavour. I can’t wait to have another cup.”

The Cup of Love will be available now until 31 October including the perfect ‘pick me up’ for St Nicholas Hospice Care’s biggest fundraising event of the year – A girls Night Out.

Jessica Darnell of The Coffee House said: “We are absolutely over the moon to be working with the fabulous young scientists from Bury St Edmunds based Treatt who have helped with the development of our new "Cup of Love", where 50 pence from each drink will go directly to St Nicholas hospice with whom we have been working so closely with for a number of years.

“This year we wanted to go that extra mile and try to encapsulate all that is incredibly special about the hospice.

“By mixing flavour notes such as cardamom and honey - known for their healing properties - and the beautiful mellow scent of rose - evoking memories of love, sunshine and happier times - the final blend is simple and works so well together in the finished product.”

You can buy the very exclusive, Cup of Love as a Milkshake or latte now from either one of The Coffee Houses on Moreton Hall or in Ixworth Village and help raise money for this wonderful charity.