Let them eat cake!

Bor­ough cel­e­brates Macmil­lan Cof­fee Morn­ing in style

The Wokingham Paper - - FRONT PAGE - By PHIL CREIGHTON and GEMMA DAVIDSON news@wok­ing­ham­pa­per.co.uk

WOK­ING­HAM went crumbs last Fri­day morn­ing as a del­uge of cake brought out plenty of smiles … and raised thou­sands for Macmil­lan Can­cer Care.

The an­nual char­ity cof­fee morn­ing saw florists, cafes, pubs, of­fices and banks all host fundrais­ing events.

And hun­dreds took part in their own Great Wok­ing­ham Bake Off, cre­at­ing beau­ti­ful cakes of all shapes and sizes and also suit­able for all tastes and waist­lines.

Par­ents from WHEATFIELD SCHOOL in Win­nersh held a cof­fee morn­ing on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 28, bring­ing in a se­lec­tion of tasty treats to en­joy. The school also held a cup­cake colour­ing com­pe­ti­tion. Pupils paid £1 to en­ter, with money go­ing to Macmil­lan. It was won by Archie from the Kandin­sky class with Kate from O’Keefe class voted as runner-up.

The school raised an in­cred­i­ble £406 for Macmil­lan Can­cer Care.

FUNKY FLOW­ERS in Lon­don Road, Wok­ing­ham held their cof­fee morn­ing out­side their store and of­fer some orchid plants for sale as well. Al­though store owner Kate Thomas is a qual­i­fied patis­serie chef as well as a florist, it was her team that made all the cakes.

The event raised £200. Ms Thomas said: “It’s a lot more than last year and a lot of peo­ple came.” BAR­CLAYS BANK in Wok­ing­ham’s Mar­ket Place in­vited cus­tomers to have sticky fin­gers: but the only raid­ing that took place was the cakes on the cake ta­ble.

A choco­late cola cake was one of the treats baked by staff from EDEN LOUNGE in Peach Street.

The team had been up un­til the early hours

to pre­pare for the event. Treats in­cluded choco­late caramel cakes, a ba­nana loaf and healthy choco­late and av­o­cado brown­ies.

Jay Cut­ler and Becky Waas helped or­gan­ised a bingo event at THE TWO PO­PLARS in Easthamp­stead Road. Vis­i­tors were able to go eyes down while also pay­ing £1 to guess the num­ber of sweets in a jar. MUR­DOCH HOUSE CARE

HOME, in Mur­doch Road, wel­comed Town Mayor, Cllr Peter Lucey to their cof­fee morn­ing on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 28, which raised more than £150 for Macmil­lan.

Home Man­ager Chris­tine Tyrrell said: “This year we in­vited the Mayor of Wok­ing­ham Peter Lucey, and along with fam­i­lies, friends, res­i­dents and staff who en­joyed the home­made cakes, we raised over £150 for such a good cause.

“Our res­i­dents, who range from 105 years old to 77 years old, en­joyed tak­ing part in

the cof­fee morn­ing, they like help­ing oth­ers who are less for­tu­nate than them­selves.” HOLME GRANGE CRAFT

VIL­LAGE re­tail­ers got into the spirit of the day, with many hold­ing cake sales out­side their shops, and

The Grange Choco­late Cafe held two special Cake Bingo ses­sions.

Cof­fee morn­ings were held at THE CRISPIN and

THE DUKE’S HEAD in Denmark Street, with pun­ters swap­ping pints for hot drinks.

Year 6 at WAVER­LEY

SCHOOL hosted a Macmil­lan Cof­fee Morn­ing for the whole school. Hot choco­late and cup­cakes were served in ex­change for a do­na­tion at break time.

And The BRAD­BURY CEN­TRE in Rose Street also wel­comed vis­i­tors want­ing to help the char­ity.

Fun events were also held at HARE HATCH SHEEP­LANDS plant nurs­ery

and EMMA’S KITCHEN in Twyford.

Pic­ture: Gemma Davidson

A group of friends en­joy the Cake Bingo at The Grange Choco­late Cafe

Funky Flow­ers on Wok­ing­ham’s Lon­don Road hosted their event out­side Eden Lounge in Peach Street, Wok­ing­ham made a host of cakes

Bar­clays in Wok­ing­ham town cen­tre in­vited cus­tomers to join them for a tasty treat

Pic­tures: Phil Creighton

Above: Kate and Archie won a colour­ing con­test or­gan­ised by Wheatfield Pri­mary School PTA Left: Mem­bers of the PTA raised their glasses to their cof­fee morn­ing

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