More events than ever before are being held in the Harborough district to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support through the annual World’s Biggest Coffee Morning fundraiser today (Friday).
People have really got behind the event in the Harborough area in recent years and 2013 is no exception.
Macmillan provides practical, medical, emotional and financial support for those affected by cancer and their families.
People putting the kettle on for the cause include at Claybrooke Village Hall near Lutterworth, from 9am to midday, today (Friday) where there will be home-made cakes. The village primary school is also supporting the charity by holding a non-school uniform day.
Villager Brian Fowler said: “The event has been welcomed and enthusiastically supported by the village for a number of years and it is their keen, active support which raised the bar higher every year.”
Nature’s Purest, The Barn, 29 High Street, Kibworth, holds an event from 10.30am to midday.
Tea, coffee and cakes in store and the shop will be decorated for the occasion.
NFU Mutual, First Floor, Unit 15, The Point business park, Rockingham Road, Harborough, has one between 10am and midday.
John and Claire Hurford are hosting an event in their home at 15 Main Street, Dunton Bassett, from 10am to midday, with home-made cakes, raffle, bring-and-buy table and a sale of Macmillan Christmas cards.
Halo jewellers at 68 High Street, Harborough, is holding an event this morning, as is Croft Wingates Fine Art & Framing at 44a St Mary’s Road.
John Snape, from the gallery, said: “Everyone is welcome along to join us for coffee and cake and to dig deep to support this amazing charity. We look forward to seeing you.”
Doris Buckle’s event at Glooston Village Hall is on tomorrow (Saturday) from 10am to midday. It includes a cake stall, tombola and raffle.
Val Smith is hosting an event in her home at 31 Essex Gardens in Harborough next Saturday, October 5, from 10am-2pm, in memory of her husband Pete who died four years ago.
It includes cakes, a book stall and bric-a-brac.
Quick off the mark was Pauline Dawes of Saddington Road, Mowsley, who once again held an event at her home. The event raised £410 which was a record for the village.
Pauline said: “We had an excellent turnout of visitors and I would like to thank them all for being so generous and helping to raise this sum.
“Even people who couldn’t attend kindly sent donations.
“I would also like to thank my friends Audrey Bingham and Siw Dracup who did a stalwart task in the kitchen making the coffee.
“The ladies who ran various stalls also made a valuable contribution to the success of the morning as well as to the proceeds.”