Kettles and coffee machines will be working overtime as towns and villages host fundraising events for a cancer charity.
Macmillan Cancer Support is once again holding the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday next week and there are plenty of events to choose from in the area.
Stamford High School Parents Association will hold a coffee morning at the school’s dining hall in High Street St Martin’s from 9.30am until 11am.
Along with the drinks there will be homemade cakes on offer and Whissendine-based flower firm David’s Fuschias will have a stall.
Two events are taking place in Bourne. Bourne Leisure Centre will invite people in for drinks from 8am until midday on Friday next week. The team at the centre hopes to raise more than the £80 total they achieved last year, with cakes and treats supplied by customers and the site team.
Business manager Chris Pryke said: “I truly relish any opportunity to get involved in raising money, especially when the cause is so important. I hope a lot of local people come down to have a cup of coffee and cake and show their support.”
And Wake House in North Street will move its usual Thursday coffee morning to Saturday next week. Tea, coffee and cake will be served from 10am until 2pm and a minimum donation of 50p will be requested.
The Melton Building Society branch in High Street, Oakham, will open its doors for charity all day on Friday next week. There will be a cake stall, coffee and raffle and customers are welcome to contribute.
Deepings Bowling Association will serve coffee on the bowling green in Spalding Road, Deeping St James, from 10am until midday on Friday next week.
In Langtoft an event will be held at the village hall in West End from 10am until midday on Friday next week.
Admission for adults is £2.50, which includes, tea, coffee and homemade cakes. There will also be a sales table and a grand raffle. If anyone would like to donate a prize for the raffle, call Claudette Peakman on 01778 341596 and leave a message.
A coffee morning will be held at the Green Dragon in The Square, Ryhall from 10am to 1pm on Friday next week.
As well as the regular coffee, cakes and tea on sale there will also be the village’s own Calendar Girls effort, on sale for £6.50. The calendars will also be on sale at the village shop.
Sue Woodman will host a coffee morning at Edenham village hall in Church Lane from 9.15am until 11.30am on Friday next week. There will be homemade cakes, coffee, craft stalls and a raffle.
If anyone would be interested in having a craft stall for £10 call Sue on 01778 420822.
Between 10am and midday that same day South Luffenham village hall will host a bring and buy and produce table, cakes and a raffle. The monthly Luffenham charity lunch will follow the coffee morning at midday with delicious home cooked food being served.
Edith Weston Primary School will go against the grain by holding a coffee afternoon from 2pm on Friday next week. The event will be open to pupils, parents, friends and families.
Harringworth pub The White Swan, in Seaton Road, will serve coffee and cakes from 9.30am until 11.30am on Friday next week.
Staff at the pub hold the charity close to their hearts and hope to see plenty of people supporting the event.
Laxton village hall in Main Street will host a coffee morning on Saturday next week and South Witham Church will serve drinks between 10am and midday that same day.