Cof­fee events support work of Macmil­lan

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP - STU­ART GREER

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

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