Region takes part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

World's Biggest Coffee Morning
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Make time for what matters in life by joining the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday, September 27 and help raise more than £15m for Macmillan Cancer Support.

There couldn’t be an easier way to make a difference, simply gather together family, friends or colleagues, put the kettle on and tuck into some tasty treats.

In 2012 the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning smashed its fundraising target and raised a record-breaking £15million, which helped fund the Macmillan therapists, nurses and support line workers who make sure people living with cancer have the best team in their corner, every step of the way.

“So this year Macmillan need more people than ever to make some time for what matters in life,” said a spokesperson.

“Whether it’s a coffee morning at work, an afternoon tea party with the girls or a great British bake off - every donation will help Macmillan’s ambition to provide support to everyone affected by cancer.

“At over 20 years old, the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s flagship fundraiser. Over the years, supporters have hosted many record breaking events from the heights of a jet engine to the depths of a tin mine,” they added.

A number of local events are planned. In Skegness, Bon Marche on Lumley Road will be hosting a 1950s themed event from 10am to 4pm compete with raffles, tombolas and cake sales.

People First Mobility on Lumley Square is coinciding its coffee morning with a scooter security event from 10am to 2pm.

Shabby Chic, the recently relocated ‘upcycling’ store on Drummond Road has an event running from 11am to 3pm, which also features a raffle and cake stall.

The Seaview Pub in North Parade is hosting a whole weekend of fundraising events, including a coffee morning on Friday, followed by a country singer on Saturday from 9pm and an Elvis impersonator on Sunday, also from 9pm.

In Chapel St Leonards the Phoenix Care Centre is hosting its event in aid of the Ryan Smith Foundation from 10am onwards on Friday.

And in Addlethorpe, St Nicholas’ Church will be hosting its event on Saturday from 10.30am to 2pm, when guests are invited to bring their own cakes and biscuits for sale.

Over in Burgh’s High Street, Snapdragons Florists will also be hosting an event from 10am onwards.

For more about the day go to www.macmillan.org.uk.