Churches, clubs and businesses across Northamptonshire have baked cakes and brewed coffee in support of a nationwide venture organised by Macmillan Cancer Support today (Friday, September 26).
Macmillan asked people to raise funds by getting together over a cuppa and donating the cost of their drinks and sweet treats as part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
Among those who held events was John Newman Hairdressing and Beauty in Bridge Street, Rothwell, which raised £400 at their event last year.
Director Shirley Newman said: “A lot of our clients have cancer and they appreciate the coffee morning.
“It’s great to raise awareness for the charity and the drop-in aspect of a coffee morning has definitely been popular – women like coffee!”
Rothwells’s Salvation Army, also based in Bridge Street, hosted a coffee morning for the third year running and hoped to raise £200.
The organiser, Jonathan Cook, said both his mother and Salvation Army leaders had been affected by cancer and added that “the event really brings the community together”.
The mayor of Burton Latimer, Cllr Ruth Groome, supported three coffee mornings in the town and described the fundraisers as heart-warming.
She added: “I’ve been touched by how generous Burton Latimer’s thriving community is.”
“Local businesses have given away coffee and raffles and people have put hard work into making cakes.”
A group of friends hosted their third Macmillan coffee morning at Finedon Dolben Cricket Club and raised £856 in their most successful fundraiser yet.
“We’re aiming for £1,000 next year,” said Christine Felce, who organised the event alongside Rita Stairs.
More photos will be included in next Thursday’s Northants Telegraph. Email pictures of your Macmillan coffee morning to firstname.lastname@example.org to have your event featured in the paper.