Here's our special report on some of the many Macmillan coffee mornings held in Ely and East Cambs today
PUBLISHED: 15:40 25 September 2015 | UPDATED: 21:31 25 September 2015
It's all about the cake for a few mornings every year, bakers come together across the UK and Ely always seems to deliver when it comes to MacMillan coffee mornings.
Ely coffee mornings
Richard Keigwin from Medlock
Richard from Medlock with breakfast chef, Anthony Samagaio, from Vent-Axia
Chris from ATS
Cakes on display at Littleport Primary School
Children of Year 6 at Littleport Primary School ready to serve their customers
Ladies of Littleports ex-servicemans club; l-r Mo Sharp, Linda Turner and Janice Butcher
Little Thetford Sports & Social Club; l-r Stacie Greenaway, Annie Foulger, Zoe Corley, Rachel Watts and Carrie Chamberlain
Staff at Haddenham Galleries; l-r Jess Smith, Melinda Llewdib and Claire Harris
The lovely ladies at St Andrews Church Soham; l-r Pat Johnson, Pam Cole, Belinda Bridges, Helen Fordham, Susan Taylor, Linda Palmer.
Alice Daly opens her home and shows the auction cakes on offer
Lots of cake at Hannah McCreadies house with friends all wanting to hide from the camera
Laura Harvey selling outside Boots
With more than 30 events taking place to raise much needed money, women, children and men get together to make and eat cake as well as drink two of the nations favourite beverages, coffee and tea.
Thousands of pounds is expected to be raised in what is becoming a national annual event.
From Littleport to Soham and Ely to Haddenham, thousands turn out to the events and meet old and new friends and enjoy the company while performing good deeds for the charity.
The Ely Standard has been out this morning visiting ten of the events from businesses, schools and individuals who open their homes.
We started at Medlock and ATS then up to Littleport Primary and the ex-serviceman’s club.
Next was Little Thetford Social Club, Haddenham Craft Centre and Soham’s St. Andrews Church before completing our journey back in Ely at two homes and Boots the chemist.
All are doing amazing jobs with great turnouts.
Medlock’s has a breakfast and cake morning with Anthony from Vent-Axia supplying bacon baps and manager of Medlock, Richard, enjoying his role as cake server.
ATS was supplying cake and coffee to its customers on Broad Street.
Littleport Primary have been doing the coffee morning for six years and is this year hosted by year six students who will serve the drinks, plate the cakes and even do all the cleaning up.
Last year they raised £560 and hope to beat that this year as they have done every year.
Mr Clark, head of Year Six, organised the event in the hall and invited parents to come and join in.
The ex-serviceman’s club in Littleport was run by three ladies with some fantastic creatively styled cakes.
Organisers were Mo Sharp and Linda Turner with Janice Butcher named as Master Baker.
Little Thetford Sports & Social Club was up and running with plenty of people enjoying the spoils.
Haddenham Galleries & Craft Centre just made the day fun by showing off their buns.
Employees Jess, Melinda and Claire organised the morning and invited the whole village to come along. St Andrews Church is a big event, raising in excess of £700 last year and looking like they will pass that.
Alice Daly, who organised the A to Z of cakes auction during the summer opened her home to family and friends and ran another auction for more cakes as well as the usual cupcakes she has become known for.
Childminder Hannah McCreadie also opened her home to everyone including setting a table for the younger ones to enjoy the morning.
And finally Boots where we met Laura Harvey selling cake outside the store.
(PHOTOS: Mark Cooney)