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Redditch raises a cuppa for Macmillan Cancer Support
8:20am Tuesday 1st October 2013 in News
Buy this photo » Lydia Strutt, Dot Sutor and Stephanie Cox enjoy their World’s Biggest Coffee Morning at Empathy Clinic in Astwood Bank. Buy this photo RMM401303a
GENERATIONS of people came together across Redditch at the end of last week to do their bit for Macmillan Cancer Support by holding a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning Event.
This is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event and donations made last year totalled a record £15 million.
Redditch councillors teamed up to hold an event at the town hall. Lots of residents and staff gathered in the council chamber to enjoy delicious cakes and tea and coffee to raise vital funds.
One of the event organisers was Councillor Juliet Brunner, who recently lost her dad to cancer.
Customers and staff at Empathy Clinic in Astwood Bank also did their bit, raising money while tucking into delicious home-made cakes and refreshments.
Bromsgrove District Council’s chairman Councillor June Griffiths dropped in to Grosvenor House Nursing Home In Alvechurch to join in with their fundraising efforts for Macmillan.
She was joined by Sheila Twist whose husband, the late local author Graham Twist, passed away 16 weeks ago of cancer.
Residents, family, friends and staff joined the event to raise £233 for the charity.
Mrs Twist said: “During my husband's illness Macmillan were a huge support to both him and my family. Macmillan need lots of help to keep them going and I'm happy I was able to support them.”
And a coffee morning held at 1st Redditch Scout Group hut managed to raise £64.45.
A spokesman said: “It was great to see some of our members serving their families a drink and a cake or biscuit, giving their mum or dads a chance to be the ones who could have a rest and be seated, whilst they took care of their orders. Thank you to all who supported our coffee morning.”
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