Coffee and cake help raise hundreds for Macmillan

PUBLISHED: 10:48 30 September 2014 | UPDATED: 10:48 30 September 2014

Scott Court hosted a coffee morning in Sutton.

Scott Court hosted a coffee morning in Sutton.


The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning saw venues across East Cambridgeshire packed with cakes, scones and all manner of baked treats this week – with hundreds of pounds raised.

Prickwillow WI hosted a coffee morningPrickwillow WI hosted a coffee morning

The annual event raises funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and everyone from Indian restaurants to funeral directors in East Cambs signed up to take part.

At Nellie’s Community Café, in Scott Court, Sutton, organisers raised an impressive £665.85. Helen Malkin said: “We would like to thank everyone that came along, donated cakes or prizes and helped make this a successful day.”

In Prickwillow, the village branch of the Women’s Institute hosted an event in the village hall and added £348.70 to the cause. Melanie O’Farrell said: “We had a great morning with lots of very generous visitors, yummy cakes, homemade jams and chutneys. We would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who makes the effort to support this wonderful cause.”

Scott Court hosted a coffee morning in Sutton.Scott Court hosted a coffee morning in Sutton.

Mike and Anthea Fox, meanwhile, held their 12th Macmillan coffee morning in Sutton, with the help of family and friends, and raised £430. Anthea said: “The glorious weather meant people were able to spill out of the house and into the garden to enjoy their coffee and cake.”

The Lighthouse Centre, in Ely, raised £250 while Ely Methodist Church raised £424 through its event. Ely Funeral Service, in Fore Hill, raised £147.

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