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Bromsgrove coffee lovers do their bit for cancer care charity
10:40am Tuesday 1st October 2013 in News
Buy this photo » CATSHILL CUPPA: A Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning was held at Catshill First School. Pupils Rachel Andress and Daniel Brown, both aged 12, with parent Nadine Irving. Buy this photo BMM401303a
BROMSGROVE and Rubery coffee lovers were doing their bit for a cancer charity when they took part in a national fund-raiser on Friday, (September 27).
Townsfolk organised their own events to support Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
Staff and pupils at Catshill First and Catshill Middle schools joined forces to hold a coffee morning.
The event was supported by the town’s ASDA store who donated all the refreshments for free, and it managed to raise more than £130.
Chadford First School youngsters also took part in the national fund-raiser, with youngsters paying a donation to wear green items, the charity’s colour, on a special non-school uniform day.
Cakes were also made by parents, and sold to raise money.
Overall £750 was raised for the charity.
Rubery youngsters from Jellybabies Nursery, based at Longbridge Methodist Church, and their parents, supported a coffee morning which raised £120.
Jacqueline Walker, the nursery manager, said the event proved successful with church members and villagers dropping in on the morning.
Staff and residents at St John’s Court care home, in St John Street, enjoyed their coffee morning event.
As well as cakes, made by staff, other refreshments were served and there was also a raffle held.
Coffee mornings were also held at Bromsgrove residents' homes. One of the most successful was Mavis Waldron's, whose event at her Charford house managed to raise an impressive £435.
Bromsgrove District Council chairman June Griffiths dropped in on Grosvenor Housing Nursing Home in Alvechurch to support its coffee morning.
Coun Griffiths, the ward member for Alvechurch, was joined by Sheila Twist whose husband, Graham, passed away in June.
Mrs Twist said Macmillan’s nurses were a huge support to their family, so she wanted to do something for the charity.
Coun Griffiths added: "I am so pleased that we were able to raise money for this worthy charity."
Overall £233 was raised at the care home’s event.
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