Macmillan coffee mornings across the district raise hundreds
(l-r) Jamie Cipriani, Neil Carmichael, Sharon Sugars, Tim Williams, Debbie Young and Chas Fellows at the MP’s Macmillan coffee morning (1250409)
HUNDREDS of businesses and schools across the district put their baking skills to the test to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday.
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.
This year the charity was hoping to do even better and schools and businesses in Stroud were determined to help.
Pupils, parents and staff from Park Junior School in Elm Road, Stonehouse, raised £340 at their coffee morning last year making them one of the top 100 coffee mornings in Gloucestershire.
On Friday they beat that record by raising an incredible £430.
Stroud MP Neil Carmichael hosted a coffee morning at his office in Nailsworth and raised more than £93 while the coffee morning at Wycliffe College raised £96.
The 2 i’s cafe in Stonehouse high street beat its £175 record from last year and raised £225 and residents from Crystal Fountain Village in Inchbrook Way, Stroud, managed to raise more than £185.
Year eight students at Thomas Keble School in Eastcombe served tea, coffee and delicious cakes to more than 50 hungry guests at their coffee morning which raised £260.
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