Cambs Times staff have a cup for charity

PUBLISHED: 10:56 02 October 2006 | UPDATED: 22:16 28 May 2010

CAPTION: 'Mr Domesticated' Ben Fidoe celebrating (foreground) his cake making success at the Cambs Times Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning. The Mayor of March, Councillor Jan French, enjoys her coffee with Councillor Florence Newell, chairman of Cha

CAPTION: 'Mr Domesticated' Ben Fidoe celebrating (foreground) his cake making success at the Cambs Times Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning. The Mayor of March, Councillor Jan French, enjoys her coffee with Councillor Florence Newell, chairman of Cha

EDITORIAL staff from the Cambs Times did their bit for Macmillan Cancer Support by staging their own coffee morning at their March office. Although the morning started slowly because of parking difficulties caused by the fun fair which had taken over the

EDITORIAL staff from the Cambs Times did their bit for Macmillan Cancer Support by staging their own coffee morning at their March office.

Although the morning started slowly because of parking difficulties caused by the fun fair which had taken over the nearby City Road car park, a steady stream of townsfolk came and went.

By noon when the final cups and saucers had been cleared, and the last of the cake devoured, the team of five who organised the event were able to hand over £512.58 to the charity.

"It was a magnificent effort," said reporter Maggie Gibson. "We had discussed doing something similar last year but never quite got round to it. This year we did, and we are all delighted with the amount raised."

It was a special morning, too, for 24 year-old Ben Fidoe, the newspaper's graphic artist who has just begun writing a 'blog' on the Cambs Times website, Mr Domesticated.

The night before he made his first ever cake, a Victorian sponge, and was delighted it was so popular with guests.

"I must have done something right," he admitted.

Among the guests was the MP for NE Cambs, Malcolm Moss, the Mayor of March, Councillor Jan French, the chairman of Chatteris Town Council, Councillor Florence Newell, and Tim Hitch, principal of Neale-Wade Community College.

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