Thousands raised at Macmillan coffee mornings

Thousands of pounds were raised for Macmillan Cancer Support through World's Biggest Coffee Morning events held on Friday, September 30. Here is a round up of some of them.

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-Pupils at Bisham Primary School raised about £110 thanks to the baking efforts of parents and staff. Left-over treats were donated to White Lodge Care Home, in Marlow.

-Staff at Toni & Guy in Maidenhead High Street raised more than £100 by selling homemade cakes.

-Holly Bray and her school friend Evey Thorn sold toys, homemade cookies and lemonade at a sale outside Holly’s house in St Margarets Road, Maidenhead.

The nine-year-olds were helped by Holly’s sister Emily, six, and raised £67.

-The Prime Minister paid a special visit to Lillibrooke Manor’s coffee morning.

More than £2,000 was raised at the event which was attended by about 500 guests.

Val Pearson, managing director for Heritage Venues, said: “We were honoured to have the support of the prime minister.”

-A coffee and cake afternoon on Thursday at the Mount Care Home in Wargrave raised £312. Manager Emma Fielder said: “Many of our neighbours came to support us and special thanks goes to our staff and in particular the daughters of one of our residents who were sponsored to make lots of cakes for us.”

-Something a little bit different from cakes was on offer in the form of a walking football tournament held by the Royal Borough.

Eleven teams took part. Bracknell Town Walking Football won. More than £900 was raised at the event, held at Braywick Astro Turf.

Jatinder Rakhra, fit for life activator, said: “The event was fantastic. Every-one enjoyed themselves.

“If we combine this with the Mayor’s Coffee Morning on Thursday which raised £315 we have a grand total of £1,215 raised.”

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