Melton’s Macmillan coffee mornings are a sweet success

Valerie Drewery, Jenny Marshall and Julie Roberton ran a Spot the Cake competition at Melton Bowls Club. They raised �470 PHOTO: Tim Williams

Valerie Drewery, Jenny Marshall and Julie Roberton ran a Spot the Cake competition at Melton Bowls Club. They raised �470 PHOTO: Tim Williams

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Coffee and cakes was the theme of the day last Friday as shops, schools and groups across Melton took part in Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Last year, hundreds of coffee mornings took place across the country raising nearly £25 million for the charity and once again this year Melton’s community organisations and businesses were hell bent on raising as much as they could for the cause.

Richard Barnes Funeral Directors and the Co-operative Funeralcare held a joint coffee morning in the Bell Centre which raised �372 PHOTO: Tim Williams

Richard Barnes Funeral Directors and the Co-operative Funeralcare held a joint coffee morning in the Bell Centre which raised �372 PHOTO: Tim Williams

Janet Gilchrist, of the Macmillan Cancer Support Melton group, said: “It’s great that so many people get involved. This year it looks as though there was plenty of activity going on across the borough.”

Key stage four pupils at Birch Wood School held a coffee morning and washed cars which raised �260 for Macmillan. Laura Graham also shaved her head on the day and raised �1,600, which is enough to fund a Macmillan nurse for a week PHOTO: Tim Williams

Key stage four pupils at Birch Wood School held a coffee morning and washed cars which raised �260 for Macmillan. Laura Graham also shaved her head on the day and raised �1,600, which is enough to fund a Macmillan nurse for a week PHOTO: Tim Williams

Organiser Joyce Johnson was assisted by Jasmine Nicholls at the Royal British Legion. The day raised �70 PHOTO: Tim Williams

Organiser Joyce Johnson was assisted by Jasmine Nicholls at the Royal British Legion. The day raised �70 PHOTO: Tim Williams

Kettleby Cross regular David Newton looks pleased with his cake portion served by bar associate Samantha Batten. The day raised �130 PHOTO: Tim Williams

Kettleby Cross regular David Newton looks pleased with his cake portion served by bar associate Samantha Batten. The day raised �130 PHOTO: Tim Williams

Nottingham Building Society staff Samantha Clark and Sophie Brooks on cake duty. They raised �220 PHOTO: Tim Williams

Nottingham Building Society staff Samantha Clark and Sophie Brooks on cake duty. They raised �220 PHOTO: Tim Williams

Aidan Leckie and Ashreeta Anbaran with Specsavers' tempting spread. They raised �124 PHOTO: Tim Williams

Aidan Leckie and Ashreeta Anbaran with Specsavers' tempting spread. They raised �124 PHOTO: Tim Williams

Alison Blythe (left) welcomed visitors for coffee and cake at Tresillian House. The coffee morning raised �100 PHOTO: Tim Williams

Alison Blythe (left) welcomed visitors for coffee and cake at Tresillian House. The coffee morning raised �100 PHOTO: Tim Williams

Charlie, Caleb, Leah, Ebony, Millie, Zac and Alfie, all former Grove School pupils raised �306 by selling cakes on Staveley Road PHOTO: Supplied

Charlie, Caleb, Leah, Ebony, Millie, Zac and Alfie, all former Grove School pupils raised �306 by selling cakes on Staveley Road PHOTO: Supplied

St Francis School pupils served cakes and sang to guests at their coffee morning which raised �515.81 PHOTO: Supplied

St Francis School pupils served cakes and sang to guests at their coffee morning which raised �515.81 PHOTO: Supplied