Coffee events support work of Macmillan
THE electricity grid came under extra strain as dozens of fundraisers switched on their kettles for World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
The annual event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support brought people together to share coffees and teas, with a likely accompaniment of biscuits and cakes.
Visitors enjoying a cuppa made donations towards the national Macmillan Cancer Support, which helps people living with cancer.
Among the many are many events taking place in Macclesfield, the surrounding villages and Poynton were Sylvia’s coffee morning at Scissors hairdressers on Samuel Street which raised £500, while Wendy Bracegirdle’s coffee morning raised £1,004.
There were also events at Leek United Building Society’s Macclesfield branch, Cruise and Travel Lounge on Chestergate, Hurdsfield Community Library and Ivy House on Ivy Road on the Weston estate.
Even the radiology department at Macclesfield Hospital got involved with brews while housing firm, Places for People, had an event on Wykeham Chase on the Weston. In the south of the town, Francesca and Kayleigh’s coffee morning was a roaring success at Langley Village Hall, and in the north The Miners Arms pub in Adlington and Poynton Civic Centre held events.
The event at Scissors hairdressers was organised by Louise Upton in memory of her late mother, Sylvia Cartledge, who lost her brave battle with cancer in May.
Sylvia, from Rainow, was supported by Macmillan nurses in the final weeks of her life.
Louise said: “The event was a great success. Customers, friends and family all helped us rais £500 for a worthy charity.
“We even had a butler, which went down well.” working with volunteers to help keep the canal network in tip-top order.
“The Macclesfield Canal Society has brought together these helpers and put together an ambitious work programme.
“As many boaters will be aware, overgrowth of trees and other vegetation on the offside of the Macclesfield and Upper Peak Forest canals is an increasing problem.”
●● Shelley Lee