Cups at the ready for world’s biggest coffee morning

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THE world’s biggest coffee morning is taking place around the country to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

In Stamford, staff from Wilkinson on the High Street are inviting customers to come along to the store from 10am tomorrow (Friday) for a special coffee break and a slice of cake to raise funds for people affected by cancer.

As well as enjoying the tasty refreshments, customers will also be able to join in with the tombola style raffle to win prizes donated by the store, to raise even more money for the charity.

Store manager at the Stamford store Pete Naylor, said: “With the support of our customers, it is our aim to make this year’s event the biggest yet.

“The number of people living with cancer is growing all the time, so the more money that we can raise, the more that Macmillan can do to help.”

In High Street, clothes store County Casuals are selling homemade cakes from 10am to 4pm to support Macmillan while the pupils at Stamford High School are also doing their part, with a coffee morning running from 9.30 am to 11am.

Sales are taking place at Wittering Parish Hall from 10am to 1pm and at the Bowling Green in Deeping St James between 10am and midday.

There will also be a raffle and a bring and buy sale.

In Bourne, Larkfleet’s Abbeyfields and The Croft developments will each host a coffee morning tomorrow at the sales offices as part of the national fundraising event.

Managing director of Larkfleet Homes, Karl Hick, said: “Macmillan Cancer Support provides medical, emotional, practical and financial support for cancer sufferers and their families and Larkfleet is delighted to take part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event to try and raise as much money as possible for this cause.

“I would urge anyone in the Bourne area today to visit The Croft or Abbeyfields sales office for a cup of coffee in exchange for a small donation and be part of something that can really make a difference to those whose lives are affected by cancer.”

In Rutland a coffee morning will be held tomorrow at Larkfleet’s Leighfield Park sale office in Oakham.

Events are also running in the area on Saturday. The Rutland and Melton Cancer Support Group is holding an event in the Gallery Room at the Victoria Hall in High Street, Oakham from 10am to midday.

And events will be held at South Witham Church between 10am to midday and at St Mary’s House, Exton from 10.30am and at the Langtoft Village Hall between 10am and midday a coffee morning with homemade cakes and tea or coffee for £2.50.