Raise your cuppa tomorrow to support cancer charity

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Big-hearted people across the Melton borough will be brewing up tomorrow (Friday) for the ever popular The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning - Macmillan Cancer Support’s biggest fundraising event.

The Melton Mowbray Macmillan Cancer Support committee has been appealing for individuals, groups and businesses across the borough to support this year’s event.

Melton group member Janet Gilchrist said: “Last year across the UK a record £25 million was raised from coffee mornings.

“This year we hope to see as many coffee mornings in the area as last year or even more.

“We ask people to hold a coffee mornin where donations on the day are made to Macmillan.”

This year marks the 25th anniversary of The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, with the first one being held in 1990. It was a rather small affair with a simple idea; guests would gather over coffee and donate the cost of their cuppa to Macmillan in the process. Since then, Coffee Morning has raised over £138 million for Macmillan.

The following places will be hosting coffee mornings tomorrow (participants we are aware of at time of going to press): St Francis School, Melton (9-11am); Melton Bookshop (10am-1pm); Samworth Centre, Melton (9-11am); Melton Specsavers (9.30-11.30am); Grimston Village Hall, Grimston (10am-12noon); Sproxton Village Hall, Sproxton (10am-12noon), Melton Art Group, Toy Soldiers Band Room, Wilton Road, Melton (10am-12noon); Mowbray Court, Day Room, Egerton View, Melton (10.30am).

Scalford Resident Angela Hewson will be having a coffee morning at her home at Southfields, 6 Soutb Street, Scalford, from 10am-12noon tomorrow (Friday).

A coffee morning is also being held at Readesign store, in Bradgate Lane, Asfordby, from 9am-1pm (Saturday) and a Great Brooksby Bake Off event at the Brooksby College campus will aim to raise funds for Macmillan from 1-3.30pm (Wednesday).

There are also coffee mornings being held by the Melton Breast Cancer Support Group, Melton Baptist Church, from 10-11.30am (Monday October 5) and by voluntary staff at Syston Library, Syston, from 10am-12noon (Saturday October 10).

The Melton Times will endeavour to publish details and pictures from the majority of events listed in next week’s edition.