Town brews up charity help
MACCLESFIELD residents raised their coffee cups to Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday as part of the charity’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
Volunteers from Reach Out And Recover (ROAR), a charity working with recovering addicts, raised more than £100 at their event at St George’s Church, attended by Macclesfield Central Ward Councillor Beverley Dooley.
Victoria Lowe, ROAR volunteer, said: “We raised a fantastic total of £133.97 selling coffee and cakes baked by our service users, supporters and friends. We also had a baked or faked game with blindfolds to guess which was which. A fun morning was had by all.”
Catering and Hospitality students and staff at Macclesfield College also raised £101.43 with cakes and coffee in the college’s Silk Room Restaurant and Ten Alps Publishing raised £110. Staff, children and parents at Prestbury Day Nursery raised £200. Householders also did their bit, with Natalie O’Brien raising £97.67 at her coffee morning. Hundreds of thousands of the events took place across the UK, with Macmillan estimating more than 5 million cups of coffee were drunk and 12 million slices of cake consumed.