Big Mac and cakes effort for charity

Fundraisers at  at Wimberley Hall, Weston.
Fundraisers at at Wimberley Hall, Weston.

Coffee mornings held across South Holland raised massive amounts of money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Events were held at schools and businesses on last week as part of the World’s Biggest Cofee Morning, Macmillan’s largest fundraising effort of the year.

Macof at Renaissance, Spalding'Jen Gray, Gemma Louth, Kim Clasby serve coffee and cakes ANL-140926-180552001

Macof at Renaissance, Spalding'Jen Gray, Gemma Louth, Kim Clasby serve coffee and cakes ANL-140926-180552001

The event at Holbeach United Services Club raised £357.95 and was organised by Kathy Coaten and Karen Tween in memory of loved ones who had passed away due to cancer.

Kathy said: “Karen’s uncle passed away a month ago from cancer and my great aunt died of cancer many years ago.”

The coffee morning held at Crowland Abby made £835.46.

Sue Brimson said: “We owe Crowland residents, volunteers, helpers and donors so much to be able to give towards this marvelous cause.”

The viral sensation of ‘Ice Bucket Challenges’ also featured during the coffee mornings, with Jennifer Garbut taking her challenge at the Sutton St James Baptist Church.

Managers at Georgian Court in Spalding were doused in water by one of the residents at the home for their challege.

John Bishop said: “Mary and Amanda had three buckets of iced water thrown over them by a delighted Bob, Carol and Jan. All the residents were out and cheered them on.”