Hundreds of pounds raised in North Somerset for Macmillan Cancer Support’s coffee morning

PUBLISHED: 14:00 06 October 2017

A coffee morning was held at Congresbury Library.

A coffee morning was held at Congresbury Library.

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Hundreds of people across North Somerset showed their support for Macmillan this year during the charity’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning fundraiser.

A coffee morning and brave the shave was held at Wickham Court in Clevedon. A coffee morning and brave the shave was held at Wickham Court in Clevedon.

Cake, biscuits and flapjacks were consumed in their dozens by peckish passers by throughout the county for the annual coffee morning last Friday.

At Clevedon’s Wickham Court, which provides sheltered housing for the elderly, more than £900 was raised through a coffee morning collection and two people who braved the shave for Macmillan.

Pearl and Colin went under the razor and had their locks cut off to raise as much money as possible for the cancer charity.

With donations still being totalled, organisers hope to reach their £1,000 target in the next few days.

A coffee morning at Nailsea resident Sara Card's house. A coffee morning at Nailsea resident Sara Card's house.

More than 60 friends, family and neighbours visited Sara Card’s home in Nailsea to enjoy a cup of tea and a delicious cake or two.

She said: “I smashed my £1,000 target, raising £1,200 with some money still coming in.

“I am feeling emotional and very proud of what I have accomplished.”

At Congresbury Community Library there were smiles all around as people dug into chocolate sponge and cream and jam scones.

Congresbury councillor Tom Leimdorfer told the Times around 50 people came to the event – in addition to those who visited the library for other reasons – which raised £171 in total.

The coffee morning is one of Macmillan’s biggest fundraising events and has previously raised millions of pounds nationwide.

There are more than 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer and by 2030 this is expected to rise to four million.

Macmillan nurses provide around-the-clock care to families and individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer.

The charity provides medical, emotional, practical and financial support to people when they are at their most vulnerable.

The charities experts pride themselves on continuing the support they offer, right from the diagnosis through treatment and once a patient is in remission.

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