Hundreds of people across Melton and the borough feasted on cakes and sank cups of tea and coffee to raise cash for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Dozens of schools and organisations took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, mostly on Friday, in a bid to help the charity improve the lives of people affected by cancer, by providing practical, emotional and financial support.
This year marked the 25th anniversary of The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, with the first one being held in 1990.
Janet Gilchrist, of the Macmillan Cancer Support Melton group, said: “It was great the way that so many perople got involved, from those hosting a coffee morning in their homes right through to businesses such as estate agents, opticians and even social clubs.
“Each year the number of venues seems to increase giving people lots of opportunities to give and take part.”
Among the participants who supported this year’s campaign by hosting coffee mornings were St Francis Primary School who raised £467, Melton Samworth Centre who raised £90 and Readesign Kitchens in Asfordby, who raised £334.
Elsewhere in the town, residents of Mowbray and Gretton Court took part and raised £148.17, The Welby pub raised £200, The Venue raised over £100 and members of the Melton Ladies Art Group raised over £200 with a contribution from Tesco.
Other businesses who took part and raised money included Sainsbury’s (£100), Specsavers (£80.14), Melton Bookshop (£51.50) and estate agents Harrison Murray (£242.45).
Further afield Eastwell residents Marion Wood and Audrey Cawthorn held a coffee morning at the village hall which raised £249 and a gathering at Sproxton Village Hall raised over £500.
A coffee morning was also held in Grimston Village Hall which raised £1,155 from tea and coffee, produce stalls and the sale of Christmas cards.
Scalford resident Angela Hewson held a coffee morning at her home in Scalford and a handful of residents on Staveley Road corner raised £224.70.
n Totals raised were correct at the time of going to press.