March coffee morning success to mark 50 years of fundraising

PUBLISHED: 15:26 16 April 2018 | UPDATED: 15:26 16 April 2018

Hundreds attended a coffee morning to mark 50 years of fundraising by the March, Chatteris and District Fundraising Committee for Macmillan Cancer Support. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

Hundreds attended a coffee morning to mark 50 years of fundraising by the March, Chatteris and District Fundraising Committee for Macmillan Cancer Support. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

Harry Rutter

Hundreds attended a coffee morning to mark 50 years of fundraising by the March, Chatteris and District Fundraising Committee for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Hundreds attended a coffee morning to mark 50 years of fundraising by the March, Chatteris and District Fundraising Committee for Macmillan Cancer Support. PHOTO: Harry Rutter
Hundreds attended a coffee morning to mark 50 years of fundraising by the March, Chatteris and District Fundraising Committee for Macmillan Cancer Support. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

The commemorative event was held on Friday between 10am and 2pm at St Peter’s Church Hall, in March, to thank those who have supported them over the years.

Delicious homemade cakes, biscuits and sausage rolls were on offer as dozens packed into the hall without a seat to spare as more than £300 was raised.

Volunteer Josephine Fried said: “We have had overwhelming success this morning and around 200 people came to share a cuppa and a cake. We had to get more tables out to seat people.

“The majority of the cakes were baked by our members and everyone appears to have enjoyed them.

Hundreds attended a coffee morning to mark 50 years of fundraising by the March, Chatteris and District Fundraising Committee for Macmillan Cancer Support. PHOTO: Harry Rutter
Hundreds attended a coffee morning to mark 50 years of fundraising by the March, Chatteris and District Fundraising Committee for Macmillan Cancer Support. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

“Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer at some point in their lives so to be able to fundraise means we can give something back.”

She added: “Our sincere thanks go to all the supporters who attended.

“Although the above event was primarily an opportunity for us to say thank you to our local community for 50 years of support, through the generosity of those attending we actually raised £375.86 for Macmillan Cancer Support. This enables Macmillan to continue to provide emotional, financial, medical and practical support to local people affected by cancer.”

The group has worked tirelessly over the years to raise vital funds to support people affected by cancer in Cambridgeshire.

Hundreds attended a coffee morning to mark 50 years of fundraising by the March, Chatteris and District Fundraising Committee for Macmillan Cancer Support. PHOTO: Harry Rutter
Hundreds attended a coffee morning to mark 50 years of fundraising by the March, Chatteris and District Fundraising Committee for Macmillan Cancer Support. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

In 2017, the committee raised a total of £29,378 through events such as lunches, raffles, cake sales and collections.

A 5k walk is also set to take place on April 29.

Please contact the team directly if you would like further information or to get involved on 07961 507515 or MarchMacmillanCommittee@yahoo.co.uk.

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