Cup of Love for hospice as campaigner supports cycle challenge

The team from The Coffee House and St Nicholas Hospice Care corporate fundraiser Rachel Card surrounded by the scientists from Treatt who have helped create the fund-raising flavour.
The team from The Coffee House and St Nicholas Hospice Care corporate fundraiser Rachel Card surrounded by the scientists from Treatt who have helped create the fund-raising flavour.

A coffee shop is offering a unique flavour of milkshake and latte in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care - while a campaigner is supporting a cycle ride for the charity.

The Coffee House, which has branches at Bury St Edmunds’ Moreton Hall and in Ixworth, has joined forces with flavourings and ingredients company Treatt to develop the ‘Cup of Love’.

Max MacGillivray, with his Triumph Tiger 800 XCA, which he will be riding when he supports The Edge which will raise funds for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Max MacGillivray, with his Triumph Tiger 800 XCA, which he will be riding when he supports The Edge which will raise funds for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

The syrup, mixing cardamom, honey and a scent of rose, can be added to either a milkshake or latte with 50 pence from each sale going to the hospice.

Jessica Darnell, of The Coffee House, said the flavour evokes ‘memories of love, sunshine and happier times’.

Lamia Gamin, applications specialist at Treatt, added: “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.”

It will be available until October 31 and will be sold at a number of hospice events including Girls Night Out.

Meanwhile, healthy eating campaigner Max MacGillivray, of Beyton, will be a support rider for the hospice’s 60 mile cycle challenge The Edge on June 25.

He will ride his Triumph Tiger 800 XCA motorcycle, which he used to complete an 18,000 km journey across 18 countries from London to Cape Town. The trek, dubbed ‘The Great Fruit Adventure’, saw him visit 48 fresh produce farmers and he chronicled his exploits online to show children where their fruit and vegetables come from.

Mr MacGillivray, who will be a support rider with Ian Reed, said: “For me it is fantastic to be able to support the hospice. I think what we do is important to the riders, they feel more comfortable knowing that myself and Ian are there to support them should they get a puncture or need some help.”

The Edge, which costs £20 to enter and is only open to those over 18, sets off from Bury Rugby Club at 9am. To enter call 01284 715599.