Fundraisers enjoy a cup of coffee for Macmillan Cancer SupportBy Becky Barnes
October 10, 2012
Tasty treats and cuppas were enjoyed across Bracknell Forest as people joined the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The UK-wide charity feat celebrated its 22nd year on Friday and more than 60 customers at Wyevale Garden Centre, Forest Road, Binfield, raised £137.
Manager Peter Leach said: “It went very well – we doubled what we did last year.
“This is the third time we have done it and next year we are going to go even bigger and better for this fantastic cause.”
Tea lovers could get a drink and a slice of cake for £2 with a total of £65 going to charity at Pinewood Cafe, Old Wokingham Road. Manager Pauline Jordan said: “It was very good seeing as there were events going on all around the area.”
Residents, relatives and staff at Pinehurst Care Centre, Dukes Ride, Crowthorne, raised a massive £300.
Activities coordinator Marie West said: “All in all we had a fun day with a lot of team spirit and a great result. Sue Bickerstaffe, the deputy manager and myself went to Molly Millar’s pub in Wokingham in the evening and raised some additional funds, making the grand total.
“A member of staff Siobhan Sussens, arranged a ‘name the teddy’ competition and McFlurry bear was won by the resident holding him in the picture. Siobhan was responsible for most of the funds raised, she was very proactive.” Staff at insurance company A Plan in Yorktown Road, Sandhurst, and The Bird Table Cafe at Jennett’s Park Community Centre also raised cash for the charity.
A Plan branch manager Dean Crossley said: “The staff at A Plan had a great time making cakes to raise money for a really worthy cause, and we hope those who came along enjoyed themselves. In addition to the coffee morning, A Plan will be giving £2 to Macmillan Cancer Support for every car insurance quote requested until October 15.”