Stirring up a kind gesture

THEY describe it as the World s Biggest Coffee Morning and judging from support locally, the title is truly deserved. Each year Macmillan Cancer Support finds an increasing number willing to stage coffee mornings to raise funds to support families of th

THEY describe it as the 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning' and judging from support locally, the title is truly deserved.

Each year Macmillan Cancer Support finds an increasing number willing to stage coffee mornings to raise funds to support families of the 270,000 who annually are diagnosed with cancer.

Our photographers captured just some of those coffee mornings taking part in the Fens. If yours is not among them e-mail a photo to barbara.suttong@archant.co.uk and we will place it in our website picture gallery.

- RAIN and wind failed to dampen the spirits of residents at two mobile home parks when they got together for a coffee morning.


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A gazebo provided welcome shelter for residents who live on the Fenland Village and Osborne Park sites.

Wendy Sturdy organised the event on behalf of the Twin Park Residents and raised £314.

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- SUPPORTERS of Macmillan turned out in force in Whittlesey to attend a coffee morning at the Conservative Club organised by the mayor, Councillor Pam Potts.

"It was a really excellent result," she said. "I was amazed by the numbers attending and would like to thank the very many who support the event by giving of their time to such a worthwhile cause."

Final proceeds could be a staggering £1,600, thanks in small part to an anonymous donation that upped the profits.

- A COFFEE morning at the VIP hairdressing salon in Walsoken proved a cut above the rest and raised £600. Mayor of Wisbech, Councillor David Oliver, joined customers. Staff had also organised a raffle and cake stall for their third coffee morning. Some clients also gave donations.

- FENLAND District Council staff and visitors drank their coffee with delicious homemade cakes and biscuits and raised £1,063. About 144 people went along to the council chamber to enjoy the refreshments. There was also a raffle with 58 prizes.

- TEACHING staff at Alderman Jacobs School, Whittlesey, enjoyed coffee and cakes at break time. The coffee morning, organised by teaching assistant Maureen Bielawski, raised £187.

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