Popular event raises £4,295 for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research

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PEOPLE showed their support for a leukaemia charity at a popular coffee morning.

Dr Michael and Margaret McGregor held the morning on Thursday last week in aid of the Bourne and Spalding branch of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

A total of 435 people came through the doors during a busy morning, raising £4,295 for the charity.

The McGregors of Maple Gardens, Bourne, started running the coffee morning in 1983 when their son John was diagnosed with leukaemia.

After John died in 1985, aged 21, the event become a memorial and the couple have put all their efforts into raising as much money as possible.

From its humble beginnings in the couple’s home, the event is now the branch’s single biggest fundraising event and attracts hundreds of visitors to Bourne Corn Exchange where it is now held.

Over the years, more than £70,000 has been raised.

Dr McGregor said: “The generosity of Bourne folk never ceases to amaze. May we thank all those who kindly produced items for sale and our loyal helpers on the day.”

Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research branch chairman John Kirkman said: “Not only is it a good cause but of course Dr Michael and Margaret are still extremely well respected in the town.

“People come along to support both the two individuals and the cause as well.”