World’s Biggest Coffee Morning: Macmillan Cancer Support fundraising manager for Herts ‘amazed’ by efforts in Stevenage and North Herts area

Wild West was the theme for Brewery Tea Rooms in Walkern.

Wild West was the theme for Brewery Tea Rooms in Walkern. - Credit: Archant

The area fundraising manager for Macmillan Cancer Support says she has been ‘amazed’ with the efforts of the public for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Herts of Love choir hosted a Macmillan coffee morning in Stevenage's Town Square. Picture: Vikki Lin

Herts of Love choir hosted a Macmillan coffee morning in Stevenage's Town Square. Picture: Vikki Lince - Credit: Archant

Thousands of pounds has been raised by communities in Stevenage, North Herts and Central Beds, as Friday saw plenty of cakes and coffee served up.

Among those to take part were staff from Brewery Tea Rooms in Walkern who have raised more than £5,000 after hosting a Wild West-themed coffee morning on Friday and an inaugural cycle ride on Sunday. Proceeds are being split between Macmillan and Stevenage-based Cancer Hair Care.

Expressions Unisex Salon in Knebworth hosted a coffee morning

Expressions Unisex Salon in Knebworth hosted a coffee morning - Credit: Archant

Benslow Music’s fundraiser was especially poignant as staff at the Hitchin centre remembered colleague Jo Williams, who sadly died in August after a long battle with cancer.

Robert A Harris & Co in Stevenage, Mather Marshall’s Hitchin branch and Nationwide staff from both towns were just a few of the businesses who did their bit, with firms based in Letchworth’s The Wynd coming together for their own coffee morning at the Garden City Brewery.

There were plenty of sweet treats at schools across the area too, with Hitchin’s The Priory and Broom Barns Community Primary School in Stevenage both holding their own. The latter raised £761.

Donna Lee, Macmillan’s area fundraising manger for Herts, said: “Coffee mornings are a great way for communities and companies to come together to support Macmillan. We are always amazed at the lengths people go to enjoy some tea and cake with friends and colleagues all to help support people affected by cancer.

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“Without the support of all these wonderful people – whether it be the host or an attendee – we would not be able to do the work that we do. So on behalf of everyone at Macmillan, I’d like to say thank you!”

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