Fundraising feast for Macmillan coffee mornings

COFFEE and cake will be the order of the day today (Friday) as Comet country serves up a fundraising feast.

Work colleagues, families and friends will all be coming together as part of the world’s biggest coffee morning to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Among those taking part in the annual event is Letchworth GC resident Rhian Hilliar.

Rhian decided to organise an event at Letchworth Garden City Church after her partner’s three-year-old son was diagnosed with a rare cancer-like cell disease.

While taking Morpheus for treatment, Rhian befriended Paige Watts, who died in July at the age of 14 having been diagnosed with leukaemia last October.


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The family has also become close with 16-year-old Bethany Skipper, who has received support from Macmillan after being diagnosed with Hodkins Lymphoma, a cancer originating from white blood cells.

“For me doing this is very personal,” said Rhian.

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“I want to make the coffee morning as big as possible and I want as many people to come along as I can.”

The event takes place tomorrow at the church in Icknield Way from 9.30am to 1pm.

A raffle will be hald at 11am after more than 50 prizes have been donated by business from across the area.

Donations include a BMW driving weekend courtesy of BMW Specialist Cars in Stevenage and a three-course meal at the Fox at Willian.

Members of quilting group Pitch and Patch will also be holding a raffle at a coffee morning at Willian Village Hall from 10.30am.

It is the third time the group has held a Macmillan fundraiser, with two homemade quilts among the prizes.

*If you’re holding a coffee morning then email photos of the event to editorial@thecomet.net

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