Tea and cake on the menu as Gloucester joins world's biggest coffee morning
BANK staff in Gloucester hit a high note yesterday as part of a national fundraising campaign.
Workers at Barclays in Southgate Street had a sing-song to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care's World's Biggest Coffee Morning.
Mary Jess Leaverland, the Gloucester star who won a Chinese version of the X Factor, opened the event at 10am with a rendition of her own songs.
Jane Nitka, assistant branch manager of the bank, said: "It's been a brilliant day. I don't know how much we have raised exactly but I would say we have raised in excess of £1,000.
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"Lots of people have been donating money.
"I must say a big thank you to the people of Gloucester for being so generous. It's been a real community event."
Villagers also got together in Hempsted to eat cakes and drink tea, while raising money for the same charity.
There was also a bric-a-brac stall at the event at Lysons Hall.
Staff from Gloucestershire Media, publishers of the Gloucester Citizen, raised more than £160 by selling homemade cakes and other sweet treats.
All the events were part of a nationwide campaign.