Val­ley puts ket­tle on to help char­ity

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●● Jackie Hall and daugh­ter Cerys raised £235 with their at-home Macmil­lan cof­fee morn­ing in Hasling­den CHAR­LOTTE GREEN

PEO­PLE all over the Val­ley en­joyed a brew and cake to­gether at dozens of events to raise money for a can­cer ap­peal.

Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port’s World’s Big­gest Cof­fee Morn­ing events took place in ev­ery cor­ner of Rossendale.

The student union at Alder Grange Sixth Form in Rawten­stall de­cided to get in­volved as many pupils have known some­one af­fected by the dis­ease, rais­ing £174.

A range of sweet treats in­clud­ing flap­jacks, cup­cakes, and bis­cuits were sold in both the school and the Sixth Form, ag6.

Year 13 pupil Sam Cardy, vice pres­i­dent of ag6 said: “The student union de­cided to hold a num­ber of events and fundrais­ing ini­tia­tives ●● The Macmil­lan World’s Big­gest Cof­fee Morn­ing at Alder Grange Sixth Form ●● St Ni­cholas Church, Newchurch, held their own Macmil­lan World’s Big­gest Cof­fee Morn­ing event through­out the year. Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port is a char­ity close to a lot of our hearts as most of us know some­one who has been af­fected by can­cer.”

A cof­fee morn­ing at St Ni­cholas Church in Newchurch, with sup­port from Newchurch St Ni­cholas pri­mary school, raised £263, with more cakes be­ing sold at the church on the morn­ing of Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 1.

Hasling­den Davitt IDL Club sec­re­tary Kath Lind­say said mem­bers and guests en­joyed a selec­tion of ‘de­lec­ta­ble con­fec­tionary’ at their cof­fee morn­ing which raised a to­tal of £200 for Macmil­lan, while an event at St James Church in Hasling­den man­aged a to­tal of £300.

Vol­un­teers at Craw­shaw­booth Vil­lage Cen­tre wel­comed peo­ple to the soon to be opened Com­mu­nity Li­brary for their cof­fee and cake event, where they man­aged to raise more than £130 and also took the op­por­tu­nity to sign young­sters up for the li­brary.

Chil­dren, staff and par­ents of Holy Trin­ity Pri­mary School in Stack­steads raised over £270 for Macmil­lan with a cof­fee morn­ing held in school.

Year 6 chil­dren were the hosts of the well-at­tended event and even de­vised a cake-re­lated word search. Other chil­dren in school bought buns and cakes.

Mrs Burns and Mrs Barnes were thrilled with the sup­port from ev­ery­one in­volved.

Trick­etts In­sur­ance in Rawten­stall held their cof­fee morn­ing in store and were thrilled to raise £299 for the cause, while Rams­bot­tom Kitchen Com­pany on Union Street man­aged to pull to­gether £104.

The cof­fee morn­ing is Macmil­lan’s big­gest fundrais­ing event for peo­ple fac­ing can­cer and has been run­ning for 27 years. ●● Evolv­ing Fit­ness held a fundrais­ing event at The Adrenalin Sports Cen­tre in aid of Hen­shaws So­ci­ety for the Blind YOGA lovers raised more than £500 at The Adrenalin Sports Cen­tre in Hasling­den.

Around 45 peo­ple de­voted two hours of their time to cel­e­brate 180 years of Hen­shaws So­ci­ety for the Blind.

To mark the oc­ca­sion they com­pleted 180 yoga salu­ta­tions (a flow of yoga pos­tures), oc­ca­sion­ally blind­folded, rais­ing £581.05.

Yoga teacher and per­sonal trainer Elli Dixon, of Evolv­ing Fit­ness in Rams­bot­tom, teaches yoga at The Adrenalin Cen­tre and at Marl Pits each week. She also teaches blind peo­ple to do yoga and weightlift­ing at Hen­shaws in Old Traf­ford once a week.

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