Kettles were set to boil across the area last Friday and Saturday as part of the Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event.
“More people continue to be diagnosed with cancer; everyone you speak to now knows someone affected directly or indirectly,” said Joanne Jackson, who organised an event in Claxby Village Hall.
“Macmillan and all cancer related charities are such a good and worthy cause to raise money for.”
Those thoughts were echoed across all the events, which have helped to raise thousands of pounds for the charity.
Legsby Church was the setting for a Saturday morning Macmillan event, which attracted a large number of supporters and raised £121. Steve Ranyard took the prize for his ginger cake and Sophie Vickers won the junior section, with Ellen Firth second and Katie Woodhatch-Coombes third. Ian Rushby guessed the coffee beans in the jar at 2,230.
Michelle Hawkins and her helpers served up coffee and cakes at Tealby Tennis Club to raise £175 for Macmillan.
Market Rasen’s Festival Hall was filled with stalls for the Lincs Wolds Macmillan event. And on hand to serve up the refreshments were Harry Watts, Jacky Brown and Emily Watts.
Anne Walker and Eileen Elliott were among those serving tea at the Macmillan Coffee Morning in Middle Rasen Methodist Chapel and they managed to pour £476.12 into the Macmillan Support fund as well. “We were delighted with the number of people who turned out to support the event and would like to thank them and all the helpers for their kindness and generosity, ” said Anne.
Binbrook Village Hall was packed with stalls at the coffee morning organised by residents of Kingsmead Park Pam Thirde, Barry Jordan and Jan Davis. They were delighted to have raised £480 and thank all their helpers and supporters for making the event successful.
Middle Rasen Parent and Toddler Group turned their termtime Friday session in Middle Rasen Church Hall from 9.30am to 11.30am into a Macmillan fundraiser and raised £94.73.
Cakes, a raffle, lucky cups and commission from a Stella & Dot jewellery stall all helped raise £472 for Macmillan at Osgodby Primary School.
The event was organised by Class 4 pupils and their new teacher Max Foster,with the help of teaching assistant Katy Gibson.
Claxby village hall was full to capacity for the Macmillan event organised by Joanne Jackson. The total raised was £444, which included the raffle and the counting of the beans. Grateful thanks go to everyone for the generous donations and to everyone who attended.