World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan all over Uttlesford

Walden School mums did a coffee morning for Macmillan

Walden School mums did a coffee morning for Macmillan - Credit: Archant

Cake lovers across Uttlesford joined together last week for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning to raise money for charity.

Harriet White (centre) owner of Re-Shape gym in Saffron Walden with members at the Macmillian Coffee

Harriet White (centre) owner of Re-Shape gym in Saffron Walden with members at the Macmillian Coffee Mornin - Credit: Archant

All over the country people sold tea and cake for Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday, September 30, who have so far raised more than £2million from the fund-raisers.

Walden School also joined the fund-raising in Saffron Walden, making more than £200 for the charity.

Maxine Quinn hosted a morning as well, along with her Just Cook Cookery School in Newport, and raised £357.75.

She said: “Thank you so much to everyone that came over to Just Cook, and for all your overwhelming generosity, I am so pleased that I managed to raise so much for such an important charity. Every crumb got eaten too.”

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ReShape Fitness and Beauty Clinic, a women-only gym in Bakehouse Court, Saffron Walden, served a wide variety of cakes as well as teas and coffees, and raised £252.

Owner Harriet White said: “The cakes were all made by members and it’s great that so many people turned up to support the event.”

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Last year the joint fund raisers nationally made £25m for Macmillan.

Two parents with children at Great Dunmow Primary, Georgina Wickes and Chelsea Crossley, organised a coffee morning at the school and raised £353.

Kevin Watts, headteacher of the school, said: “It was a fantastic effort to see the school community coming together for such a worthwhile cause.”

Nearby, Claire Reeve held her 16th annual coffee morning at Sweetland’s Butchers in Dunmow High Street, nicknamed The Cafe beyond the Alley.

At the end of the day they had raised £1,581, but the total kept on increasing after it had finished and now it is more than £2,100.

She said: “I am delighted with how the morning went at The Cafe Beyond the Alley. I have a great team who help each year and get wonderful support from Sweetland’s customers, members of the local community, family and friends. Everyone is so generous - they make cakes, donate raffle prizes and spend lots of money.

“I’m grateful to Peter Sweetland, my former boss, for letting me take over his yard again for such a great cause.”

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