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Coffee and cake for great cause
COFFEE pots went into overdrive across the Vale and the Cotswolds as people got together for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
Children at Longborough Primary School raised £255 when they helped to serve coffee and cakes at the Coach and Horses pub at nearby Ganborough.
Year 4 children at its sister school Swell were also very busy in the school kitchen cooking chocolate brownies which they took to the village pub, The Golden Ball.
Judy Morgan, school administrator, said: “The children thoroughly enjoyed selling their cakes.”
Landlady Dominique Simpson said they enjoyed a good turnout at the event which raised £165.
The Old Bakery Tearooms in Stow raised £236. Owners Alan and Jackie Slough served tea, coffee and cake in return for donations.
About 20 parents enjoyed coffee and homemade cakes made by staff and children as money was raised at Winchcombe Farm Day Nursery, Tysoe, while youngsters enjoyed messy play activities.
Caravan lovers at Hampton Ferry raised an impressive £1,000 as they sold bric-a-brac alongside the refreshments.
Diana Raphael, who runs Hampton Ferry, said: “It was absolutely wonderful. We have a tight-knit group of people who come most weekends. Unfortunately this year we have lost two people on the site to cancer so they decided to do the Macmillan coffee morning.”
Cafe Rivers in Evesham Leisure Centre raised £545 while Inkberrow First School raised £69. Abbey Park First School and nursery school made £165.65 for the charity. Helen Stewart, who helped organise the morning, said: “Everyone was very generous and the cakes were delicious.”
Fiona Abbott, owner of Three Little Pigs shop in Pershore, was delighted with people’s generosity as she gathered £168.
Tomlins Funeral Directors of The Leys, Evesham, will donate £530.88 to the charity after washing cars as well as selling refreshments.
Meanwhile, the Honeybourne Bicycle Users Group took part in the MacRide in Stratford and helped raise tens of thousands of pounds for the charity.
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