People in and around the Melton borough are encouraged to put the kettle on for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Diane Smith and Sandy Williams raising cash for Macmillan at the Tally Ho band hall 'PHOTO: Tim Williams
Diane Smith and Sandy Williams raising cash for Macmillan at the Tally Ho band hall 'PHOTO: Tim Williams
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Stick the kettle on and have a cup of tea, with a slice of cake! The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, in support of Macmillan Cancer Support, is back and people are being urged to get baking for Friday, September 30 to raise vital funds for the charity.

It’s the charity’s biggest fund-raising event of the year to help it continue its work supporting those with cancer and their families. The organisation asks people from all over the UK to host their own coffee morning and donate the funds to Macmillan.

Last year alone they raised £25 million and now bosses are hoping to raise even more for the cause. Businesses in Melton and the borough have already got the date in the diary and revealed plans for their coffee morning.

The following places will be hosting coffee mornings tomorrow (participants we are aware of at the time of going to press): St Francis School, Melton, (9-11am); Birch Wood School, Melton, (9.30-11am); Melton Royal British Legion, (10-12noon); Melton Kettleby Cross Whetherspoons, (all day); Melton Specsavers, (9.30am-12.30pm); Grimston Village Hall, (10am-12noon); Tresillian House, Dalby Road, Melton, (9.30am-12noon); Melton Indoor Bowls Club, (10am); The Melton Branch of the Nottingham Building Society, (10am-2pm), South Street residents, Scalford, (10am-2pm); Towns Agriculture, Melton Road, Scalford; and Melton Rugby Club, Burton Road.

A coffee morning is being jointly held by Richard Barnes Funeral Directors and the Co-op, from 10am to 12noon, at The Bell Centre Shopping Centre, Nottingham Street, Melton.

Tarmac’s Barnstone Cement works based in Nottinghamshire, together with members of the local community, is holding a fundraising event in the local village hall from 1pm.

There is also coffee mornings being held by the Sage Cross Methodist Church Ladies Club, from 2pm, on Wednesday.

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

To take part log onto the Macmillan website and sign up for a kit which will get you started with all the details and materials to make your coffee morning a big success.