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Raising a cuppa for Macmillan support

Macmillan Coffee morning at Rokt climbing gym. Pictured are Vicky Whitaker, Lynne Robinson and Danica Smith

Macmillan Coffee morning at Rokt climbing gym. Pictured are Vicky Whitaker, Lynne Robinson and Danica Smith

MUGS and cups were raised as people of all ages came together to be part of the world’s largest coffee morning.

The event to help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support sees people hold their events in schools, pubs, cafes and leisure complexes.

At St Joseph’s RC Primary School, Brighouse, parents and the school community were invited to help raise funds.

Along with hand made buns and cakes, pupils helped serve customers as they made their donations.

Macmillan nurse Vicki Nixon also came into school to give a presentation about a day in the life of a nurse and to raise awareness about the illness. The school has so far raised £400 with more donations still to come.

The George, on Commercial Street, Brighouse, and The Sun Inn, Rastrick, saw customers bring in their home-made treats.

Sandra Craven from the Sun Inn said the event raised £255. “I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who came and for those who brought in their cakes.

At The George, Sue Harker and the team put on snacks and treats throughout their morning with customers donations totalling £125.

After hitting the walls at ROKT Climbing Gym, at Sugden’s old flour mill, climbers settled down with a brew and cake made by staff members.

Vicky Whitaker, marketing manager at the centre on Mill Royd Street, said: “We managed to raise £90 through our Macmillan coffee morning last Friday at ROKT.

“We have kept the collection box over the weekend and at the reception desk so we hope to have raised a bit more.”

The first National World’s Biggest Coffee Morning was in 1991, when 2,600 people registered to hold coffee mornings across the country.

Since then it has raised over £60 million in total for Macmillan Cancer Support. In 2011 51,000 people signed up to coffee mornings, raising a record £10 million.

So far the world’s largest coffee morning has raised £633,508.

 

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