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Let's put the kettle on in aid of nurses
4:33pm Thursday 26th September 2013 in News
FUND-RAISERS are preparing to take part in Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
Three Little Pigs, on Pershore High Street, is among the businesses which will be hosting its own event tomorrow (Friday) to raise funds for the cancer charity.
Owner Fiona Abbott said: “It will be the fifth year we have held the event at our shop. Every year we are amazed by people’s generosity and charitable spirit.”
Abbey Park First School is hoping to raise about £200 with tea, coffee and cake being served from 9am until 11am and the town mayor Charles Tucker is popping in at 10am. Abbey Park Middle School are also holding a fund-raiser starting at 2pm.
Both tomorrow and Saturday from 8.30am until 4.30pm ‘naughty nurses’ will be serving tea and coffees in Pershore Market. The event is organised by sisters Debbie, Mandy and Sandra Mason, whose father died of cancer 16 years ago. Debbie said: “We raised more than £1,000 last year and each year we try to do better. When my dad died, the Macmillan nurses were so good coming to look after him.”
On Friday, from 9am and 2pm, Cafe Rivers at Evesham Leisure Centre will only be selling cakes for the fund-raiser. Loraine Walker, proprietor, said they were hoping to raise £500.
In Evesham Hallowood Furniture Ltd, in the Riverside Shopping Centre, is holding a coffee morning from 11am tomorrow.
Tomlins Funeral Directors of The Leys, Evesham, will have the kettle on between 10am and 3pm tomorrow and drinks are available in Dumbleton Village Hall, Dairy Lane, from 9am.
Broadway is supporting the event, with HSBC bank, Cotswold Trading, Tisanes Tearooms and Spirit of the Andes all open between 10am and noon. On Saturday in Wixford the event will start at 10am at the village hall.
On Saturday from 10.30am at Offenham Village Hall, Pauline Smith, who has raised £15,000 for Macmillan over the years, will be hosting an event. She said: “We’ve had wonderful support with our coffee mornings over the last nine years.
It has been a real team effort but one the Macmillan Evesham Fundraising Group, their families, friends and I have thoroughly enjoyed.”
Meanwhile, NFU Mutual Moreton Agency raised £200 through its Macmillan coffee morning which it held last Thursday.
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