Sweet suc­cess for char­ity

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR PICTURES -

TWO friends raised an im­pres­sive £2,400 for with an event in aid of can­cer re­search.

Francesca Robin­son and Kayleigh Welsh, both 27, held the cof­fee af­ter­noon at Lan­g­ley Vil­lage Hall, work­ing hard to in­vite friends and fam­ily and spread the word to at­tract as many vis­i­tors as they could to the hall.

The event was in aid of Macmil­lan Can­cer Support which funds re­search into can­cer.

It was part of Macmil­lan’s Big­gest Cof­fee Morn­ing project which sees com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tion around the coun­try putting on events to raise ex­tra funds.

Francesca and Kayleigh gath­ered lots of cakes to go with the tea and cof­fee and ran raf­fles for their guests.

Francesca, of Lord Street, Mac­cles­field, said: “The event went re­ally well. We had so many peo­ple turn up and didn’t leave the cake stand all day.

“There were an amaz­ing 63 raf­fle prizes from busi­nesses and we sold over 650 raf­fle tick­ets. We had a great re­sponse from the su­per­mar­kets who helped with do­na­tions and are so proud to have raised £2,400 for Macmil­lan.

“We de­cided to help out Macmil­lan be­cause my dad had can­cer two years ago and we wanted to re­pay them for all the amaz­ing work.

“There were a few cakes left over so we took them to East Cheshire Hospice.”

●● Francesca Robin­son and Kayleigh Welsh, both 27, held the Macmil­lan cof­fee af­ter­noon at Lan­g­ley Vil­lage Hall,

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