Valley puts kettle on to help charity
●● 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.