World’s biggest coffee morning comes to Fenland

PUBLISHED: 15:26 10 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:26 10 October 2018

Fenland District Council Chairman, Cllr Kay Mayor with NE Cambs MP Steve Barclay at a Macmillan coffee morning.

Fenland District Council Chairman, Cllr Kay Mayor with NE Cambs MP Steve Barclay at a Macmillan coffee morning.

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Fenland brewed up a storm for Macmillan thanks to councillors, staff and residents who enjoyed charity coffee mornings.

Fenland District Council Chairman, Cllr Kay Mayor, hosts a fund raising coffee morning.Fenland District Council Chairman, Cllr Kay Mayor, hosts a fund raising coffee morning.

More than £1,280 was raised for the cause, which is the chosen charity of Council Chairman, Cllr Kay Mayor, for her year in office.

Cllr Mayor said: “I have been delighted to see so many people support these events, and such a wonderful amount of money raised for the cause.

“Macmillan makes a huge difference to the lives of cancer patients and their families in Fenland, and local fund raising efforts go a long way to ensuring its support can continue.”

The first fund raiser was a big quiz night at the council’s New Vision Fitness George Campbell Centre in March.

Fenland District Council Chairman, Cllr Kay Mayor, welcomes, from left, Josephine Fried, Gillian Kime and Ann Cross, from Macmillan’s March, Chatteris and district fundraising group.Fenland District Council Chairman, Cllr Kay Mayor, welcomes, from left, Josephine Fried, Gillian Kime and Ann Cross, from Macmillan’s March, Chatteris and district fundraising group.

Teams of four went head-to-head in a battle of the brains, with £265 raised towards the total.

Then there was a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event.

Freshly-baked cakes and sausage rolls were on sale, and there a raffle with more than 80 prizes as well as dress down day for staff.

Local residents joined councillors and staff on the morning, along with North East Cambridgeshire MP Steve Barclay.

Whittlesey’s New Vision Fitness Manor Centre also held a coffee morning on October, contributing a further £287 towards the total.

• A quiz night in aid of Macmillan is at the New Vision Fitness Hudson Leisure Centre in Wisbech on Thursday, October 25, from 7pm to 9pm. Teams of four are ideal but not essential as can be made up on the night. Tickets cost £5 per person, including a sausage and chip supper (bring your own drink), must be bought in advance from the Hudson reception or call 01354 622399.

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