Thousands raised across the district

THOUSANDS of pounds have been raised across the district for Macmillan s World s Biggest Coffee Morning event. More than £115,000 was raised for the cancer support charity last year through people s coffee mornings and it is hoped that this year s even

THOUSANDS of pounds have been raised across the district for Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning event.

More than £115,000 was raised for the cancer support charity last year through people's coffee mornings and it is hoped that this year's event has achieved even more.

Cambridgeshire fundraising manager Anna Clayton said: "Macmillan Cancer Support is thrilled to have so many people in the county supporting World's Biggest Coffee Morning - it is a fun and easy event to be a part of and we would like to thank all the generous people who supported us for 2006.

"If you missed a coffee morning, you can still donate online or by calling our hotline 0845 602 1246."

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# JENNY Sparrow held her 10th coffee morning at Mepal Village Hall, and raised £536.

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More than 70 people attended and Mrs Sparrow said this year's event would be her last.

"Mepal is now looking for someone to take it on," she said.

She thanked everybody for their support.

# CHILDREN at Littleport Community Primary hosted their own coffee morning for staff, parents and vistors on Friday, raising £264.

Year 6 pupils also invited the elderly residents of nearby Beech Court, and managed to provide coffee for some 80 guests.

Staff at the school also took the opportunity of a coffee break for charity, while the youngsters took care of the washing-up duties.

THE Green Box at Witchford Village College had its most sucessful MacMillan coffee morning yet.

The centre - which helps children who are temporarily outside of mainstream education for medical reasons - also held a raffle and played a 'guess how many sweets are in the jar' game to bring their total up to more than £100.

# ANTHEA Fox welcomed more than 30 people into her Sutton home and offered home-baked cakes to visitors.

"We havent got a final total yet, but we think we've raised about £220, which we're very pleased with," said Mrs Fox, who hosted her fourth MacMillan coffee morning this year.

Mrs Fox is pictured with her mother in law, Yvonne Fox, who baked all of the cakes for the event.

# ELY Methodist Church hosted a range of stalls of hand-crafted cards, bric-a-brac and lots of cakes, buns and coffee.

Principal organiser Jennifer Staines said: "As this was the first time this event had been held at Ely Methodist Church we were pleased to see a good number of people in for Coffee to join in the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning. It was good to see friends and colleagues enjoying a cup of coffee and so supporting Macmillan Cancer Support to provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support to those living with cancer. A total of £150 has been sent off to Macmillan Cancer Support from this coffee morning - thank you to all who helped towards this total."

# ELY Fire Station was full of people enjoying coffee, biscuits, cakes and buns and a raffle.

Roger Hall, dropped in for a coffee on Friday and said: "Cancer has affected my family in the past so I believe that the Macmillan Cancer Trust is a terrific cause and opens up opportunities for the community to help - I heard of the World's Biggest Coffee Morning on the radio and came along to support the trust."

Fire Fighter Alan Brown said: "It's fantastic to support and it's a real honour to be able to host an event like this to raise awareness on such an important matter. It's good to see society come together on special events like this; it shows that we have a brilliant community and it's great to see people in the fire station enjoying themselves."

# KEITH Leonard House in Soham held a coffee morning on Friday and raised £250.

# A COFFEE morning at Beck Row Community Centre raised £65.

More than 35 people attended and its organisers thanked everyone who took part.

# VIV Ingham put her own spin on the concept by inviting friends and family to her Sutton home for a coffee and wine evening.

She raised £130.