PEOPLE across Worcestershire have held an array of events to support the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Businesses, schools and groups hosted their very own coffee morning on Friday, September 27 in a bid to boost funds for cancer charity Macmillan.

Employees at npower’s office in Worcester held a fundraising festival and raised £1,400. The office hosted cake and sweet stalls, a samosa sale and a raffle with prizes up for grabs to help raise money.

Catriona Munn, partnership manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “I hope all npower staff enjoyed getting together at their Coffee Mornings this year to celebrate our 15 years in partnership. Macmillan is almost entirely funded by donations and we simply cannot support the growing number of people with cancer without your help. All the money raised will go towards helping people with cancer live life as fully as they can.”


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North Worcester Primary Academy held a cake competition in aid of Macmillan’s Coffee Morning last week. The music room was covered in delicacies, cake and cupcakes, as well as gluten-free shortbread and vegan biscuits. Children were invited to enter the cake competition by making a cake entirely of their own design. The school raised £150 for Macmillan.

The winning cake was designed by Wally Tyler, he chose a caterpillar design in keeping with our current learning topic of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”

Volunteers from the Peace Hall Sinton Green, near Hallow, were joined by chair of Malvern Hills District Council, Cllr Dean Clarke for a coffee morning. The event raised £244 for Macmillan.

Children, parents and staff from Winterfold School, in Kidderminster, have raised £1,280 for Macmillan.

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning was also supported by people from the Got 2 Sing Worcester choir.

Members baked cakes, bought cakes and sang in their aprons to inject a little fun too and in the process raised £155.

Worcester Choir leader Cathy Hart said: “The Coffee Morning is such a fantastic initiative by Macmillan and a fun way to raise funds - it’s something we look forward to every year.

“I’m not so sure our waistlines thank us for it but it turns what is a fun rehearsal anyway into a real fantastic social event with lots of money raised for such a deserving cause to boot.”