21st Oct, 2016

Macmillan Coffee Morning round-up: Cake and coffee are perfect recipe

Aaron Wise 7th Oct, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A KIND-hearted duo were among those across the Vale who brewed up success for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Holly Giles and June Nye hosted a coffee morning last Friday (September 30) at The Anchor in Fladbury and raised £700 in just three hours as part of Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Villagers flocked to the event and enjoyed a range of cakes and coffee. Businesses in the village also donated prizes for the raffle.

Landlord of The Anchor, Simon Stevenson, said: “Holly and June are to be congratulated for their incredible hard work in organising this fundraising event for such a worthy cause.”

A coffee morning in Badsey raised just under £400 for Evesham Community Hospital’s Macmillan Unit.

Tracey Hemming, who runs a weekly disco for disabled children in the village, helped to raise £376 for the leading cancer charity.

Joined by the disco’s members, Ms Hemming visited the Macmillan Unit at the hospital on Monday (October 3) to hand over the cheque.

Ms Hemming said: “Our coffee morning was a great success. The children baked cakes, served drinks and organised a raffle and tombola.

“They’ve made me so proud and privileged to work alongside them. They had their picture taken with the sister of the ward when we handed over the cheque too, which they loved. I would like to say thank you to Tom Baker of N-Able Independence Ltd in supporting us and transporting the children to the event and Sean O’Connell for all the help he has given us too.”

Caring youngsters at a Pinvin school raised more than £300 from its annual charity coffee morning.

Year 4 and 5 pupils at St Nicholas CE Middle School served up an array of homemade treats and coffee in the school’s hall last Friday.

Parents, carers and friends queued as children worked on a rota basis, welcoming visitors, taking orders, acting as waiters and serving cakes.

All sorts of weird and wonderful cakes such as Halloween and Pokémon themed cakes, chocolate cookies, fairy cakes and muffins were served up to help raise money.

Visit www.macmillan.org.uk for more information on Macmillan Cancer Support.