Coffee mornings brew up vital cancer funding
THE people of Gloucestershire were full of beans – and cake – as part of the world's biggest coffee morning.
Dozens of coffee mornings were held across the county, with schools, community groups and neighbours enjoying a cuppa and a chat in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Cambray Baptist Church in Cambray Place, Cheltenham, offered refreshments and a bite to eat to the public.
Pauline Fitzgibbon of Bishop's Cleeve, who organised the event, said: "We had a slow start this morning but it's picked up."
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Pauline added:"This is the fourth year we've done it – we usually raise between £1,200 and £1,800. This is supposed to be one of the biggest coffee mornings in Gloucestershire."
Members of the East Glos Club in Bath Road raised £1,511.
Concetta Knee, who organised the coffee morning said: "We smashed last year's total by more than £500 and it was all thanks to the volunteers, the stallholders and the people who came and donated money to the charity."
Tewkesbury police raised £375 and a sale of cakes baked by staff at Gloucestershire Media netted £164.
And local character Dancing Ken got involved at a coffee morning at the local funeral home.
More than 3,000 events were held in the region yesterday.