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.