Kettles boiled in unison across the district last week as people held coffee mornings to help the Macmillan Cancer Support charity.
The 23rd annual World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event saw hundreds of teas and coffees served and scores of cakes devoured.
NFU Mutual’s Harborough branch held an event at its office at The Point Business Park in town on Friday.
Victoria Barnes, from the organisation, said: “It went brilliantly, we raised a great amount from the coffee and cakes then a couple of us headed out over the business park selling raffle tickets to win a hamper from Welton’s deli in Great Bowden.
“We have raised £452.03 so far but are hoping to raise a little more before the end of this week.”
There was also a well- attended event held at Claybrooke Village Hall near Lutterworth on Friday.
Organiser Brian Fowler said: “From the moment the doors opened there was a buzz of activity with more than 100 people attending over the course of the three hours.
“Once again we had immense support from the parents and staff of Claybrooke Primary School with parents running the tombola and raffle stalls.
“A quick tally of the takings revealed that last year’s record had been improved on and a new record target had been achieved and a cheque for £650 will be added to the total of nearly £2,000 I raised by running in aid of Macmillan at The Great North Run on September 15.”
Doris Buckle again held an event at Glooston Village Hall where she had 72 people through the doors and raised £850.
This means she has now topped £11,740 in the 12 or so years she has been organising her coffee mornings.
Natures Purest decorated its shop in High Street, Kibworth, for its coffee morning where they raised £177.60.
Owner and founder Jane Albon said: “It was a great success and we were delighted to see so many parents and children from the local area.
“Our selection of yummy cupcakes, flapjacks and scones proved very popular.”
Claire and John Hurford held an event for about the 12th year at their Main Street home in Dunton Bassett which raised nearly £140.
There were also events at the Mail’s office in 9 Northampton Road, on East Midlands train services operating in the Harborough area, So Hair Art in Manor Walk, Harborough, Croft Wingates gallery off St Mary’s Road in Harborough, Halo jewellery shop in the town’s High Street and at Market Harborough Rugby Club.
Meanwhile Val Smith is holding an event this Saturday at her home in Essex Gardens, Harborough, in memory of husband Pete who died four years ago. It runs from 10am-2pm and includes cakes, a book stall and bric-a-brac.