Macmillan mascot Muggy thanks school children for support
STAFF and pupils at Park Junior School welcomed a very special guest this week.
Muggy, the Macmillan Cancer Support mascot, visited the school in Elm Road, Stonehouse, to congratulate them for being one of the top 100 coffee morning fundraisers in Gloucestershire.
The World's Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan Cancer Support's biggest fundraising event and last year over 115,000 people signed up to host a coffee morning – raising a record £15 million.
During the visit on Thursday, September 19, Hilary Al Rasheed, the charity’s area fundraising manager for Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire, told the children that over 1,000 Macmillan coffee mornings take place across the county and Park Junior School is in the top 100 for raising £340 at their coffee morning last year.
“Muggy and I wanted to visit the school to say thank you for hosting another coffee morning on Friday which will hopefully help the charity beat last year's record amount of £15 million,” said Mrs Al Rasheed.
This week the Macmillan coffee morning fundraising event is celebrating its 23rd birthday and staff and pupils at Park Junior School will once again be aiming to get in the top 100 fundraisers for the county.
Headteacher Richard Gasser said: “It is such a great charity which the school is always happy to support and the children really enjoyed their visit from Muggy.”
The Park Junior School Macmillan coffee morning will take place at the school between 10.30am and 12 noon on Friday and the community is invited to come along and enjoy some delicious homemade cakes while raising money to help those affected by cancer.
There is also a chance to win a luxury hamper with all the items donated by the staff.
To find out more about the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning taking place across the country on Friday go to http://coffee.macmillan.org.uk.
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