GALLERY: Fenland puts the kettle on for World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan

IT was time to put the kettle on at schools, businesses and clubs across Fenland today for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

The annual event raises millions of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support - and as always Fenland played its part.

Among those places to raise cash was Alderman Jacobs Primary School, at Whittlesey. The school’s event was organised by teaching assistant Maureen Bielawski and has become a regular feature in the school calendar because of its previous success.

Nicola Parker, assistant head teacher of Alderman Jacobs Primary School, said: “All members of staff came and shared a coffee and cake over the morning to help raise funds for a charity which is close to our hearts.

“Thanks has to go to the team of bakers who provided the cakes for us all to munch on.”

The chairman of Fenland District Council, Councillor Michael Humphrey, held his coffee morning at Fenland Hall in March.

Among attendees were NE Cambs MP Steve Barclay, Councillor Bernard Keane, the Mayor of March and Councillor Kay Mayor, the Mayor of Whittlesey.

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Councillor Jan French, the deputy Mayor of March, and her son Chris also visited Cllr Humphrey’s event. Chris is recovering from injuries sustained in a car crash outside the family home in Westry earlier this year.

Other places to hold coffee mornings include the Nationwide Building Society’s branch in Wisbech, the Oasis Centre in Wisbech, Top2Toe in Wisbech, the Emmanuel Church in Chatteris, St Andrew’s Masonic Hall in Whittlesey and Play2Day at Guyhirn.

Fundraisers in Wimblington, Christchurch and Murrow also played their part by hosting events, many of which also included raffles and cake stalls.