Cups of coffee were slurped and cakes were munched on as hundreds of residents enjoyed the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
Macmillan Cancer Support held its annual fundraising event on Friday last week and generous residents from Stamford, Bourne and Rutland, were keen to get involved.
The Stamford branch of Waitrose raised £125 thanks to donations by staff during its coffee morning. All the cakes sold were either baked by staff members or donated by Purple Pumpkin Cakes.
The Nene School of Dancing raised a tremendous £380 from events at its classes in Coronation Hall, Market Deeping, and in Peterborough.
Principal Janina Mossman said it was a huge success and thanked all the dancers for their support.
Charlotte Plummer organised a successful event at Stamford Rugby Club
At the Mercury office in Stamford, cakes and savoury items were sold to staff members in the building, raising £100 for the charity.
Oakham Bowls Club said the success of its event was “in no small measure due to the many cakes, prizes and donations received”.
The event raised £398. The winners of the games were Mavis Wolloff (coffee cups) and Val Terry (sprinkles).
Staff and volunteers at Rutland County Museum’s Rutwel Café raised £220 from their coffee morning. The café is open 10am to 1.30pm every Friday and provides work opportunities for adults with learning disabilities.
A coffee morning by housing developer Bellway was timed to coincide with the unveiling of the four-bedroom house at Huntsmans Drive, next to Catmose College and Rutland Care Village.
President of Macmillan’s Rutland and Melton fundraising committee, Margaret Ryder, was guest of honour and cut the ribbon to the showhome.
Deepings Bowling Association raised £437.35 - well over its target of £350. This total meant that since the association’s first coffee morning in 2002, it has sent Macmillan Cancer Support £5,082. There was a raffle, tombola and stalls and the association thanked all who supported the event.
An event at Ann and Mick Bell’s home in Exton raised £555.
The sum of £130 was raised by a coffee morning held at The Well Cafe at the Methodist Church in Barn Hill.