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Big support for coffee mornings

Hundreds of people got slurping and dunking in Macclesfield as part of The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Around 100 coffee mornings took place in the town on one day as part of a nationwide campaign to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

More than 500 residents went along to the various coffee morning events across the town. The drinking took place in cafes, shops, schools, businesses, Macclesfield College, an art gallery and more.

It is hoped when all the money is counted, the town will have reached a huge fundraising target of £20,000.

Sarah Page, Macmillan’s fundraising manager in Macclesfield, said: “The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning was a fantastic success.

“I would like say a huge thank you to everyone who took part. Once again the people of Macclesfield got behind us whole-heartedly, helping us raise thousands of pounds to fund our services.

“We were out and about on the day and got to visit 21 coffee mornings across East Cheshire.

“We got to meet some of our fantastic coffee morning hosts across Macclesfield. We visited The Art Yard, where they had a Mad Hatters Tea Party, and several coffee mornings in Macclesfield District General. We also attended coffee mornings at Broken Cross Primary School and Whirley Primary School.

“We rely almost entirely on donations, and without all the hard work from our coffee morning hosts and goodwill from those who go along to their events, we wouldn’t be able to keep offering the fantastic services that so many people rely on.”

Every £191 raised by a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event could pay for a Macmillan nurse for a day. The nurses help people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support. Other Macmillan services include specialist nurses, a nurse-run support line and financial advice and support.


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