Sweet success for charity
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,