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Coffee morning at Stamford Library raises more than £250 for Cancer Research UK




A coffee morning in Stamford library on Friday last week raised more than £250 for Cancer Research UK.

Library assistant Vanessa Mackinnon, pictured above centre, said this was because Cancer Research UK is the chosen charity for Greenwich Leisure, which operates the library.

The event saw visitors enjoying a bite to eat, a drink and a natter.

Anita Hassall, Vanessa Mackinnon, and Julie McCarthy
Anita Hassall, Vanessa Mackinnon, and Julie McCarthy

Among them were Anita Hassall, pictured left, of Tallington and Julie McCarthy, above right, who met for the first time at the event.

Both said Cancer Research UK is a charity ‘close to our hearts.’

Anita said: “My brother died of cancer when he was 37 and I was 14.

“My mother-in-law has also recovered from breast cancer.”

Julie said: “I was returning a book and saw the coffee morning and I thought it was worth supporting. On my mother’s side of the family, we have had breast cancer.”

Library manager Lea Rickard said: “We are very pleased and we were busy all morning. Everybody has been so generous.”

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