Cuppas and cake all round to raise thousands of pounds

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Scores of businesses, groups and individuals put the kettle on to support Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday.

Staff, customers, friends and passers-by were invited to stop for a while to help boost the coffers for the good cause in what is its biggest fundraiser of the year.

Macmillan Coffes at Strands of Spalding'Cakes and coffee in the sunshine outside salon - Christine Branton,  Sharon Tear, Pat Turner, Ann Creasey, Jewnny Newhouse, Marylin Lees.

Macmillan Coffes at Strands of Spalding'Cakes and coffee in the sunshine outside salon - Christine Branton, Sharon Tear, Pat Turner, Ann Creasey, Jewnny Newhouse, Marylin Lees.

At Spalding’s Chain Bridge Forge director Geoff Taylor said their event brought in new people to the attraction and they raised £140.37.

At Shear Shak salon in Pinchbeck Road, visitors to their coffee morning and raffle were also invited to indulge in a little pampering with a mini treatment.

They raised more than £1,200, much to the delight of event co-ordinator Clare Willson.

The Coffee Pot cafe at Johnson Community Hospital, Spalding, also held a raffle and manager Janice Shelton said: “It was absolutely brilliant. We raised £305.08, which is about double what we raised last year.”

Macmillan Coffee at Spalding Farm Shop, Surfleet'Cakes and coffee in the coffee shop - back,Danni Stanberry, Lindsay Ritchless, Neil Heffer, Linda Butters, front - David and Jackie Levy

Macmillan Coffee at Spalding Farm Shop, Surfleet'Cakes and coffee in the coffee shop - back,Danni Stanberry, Lindsay Ritchless, Neil Heffer, Linda Butters, front - David and Jackie Levy

South Holland and the Deepings MP John Hayes was guest of honour at Spalding Farm Shop’s coffee morning, which raised £550.

Nacro Training Centre, at Spalding’s Broadgate House, treated their guests to coffee, cakes and a raffle and raised £50.

Senior trainer Joyce Cooper said: “We had a very enjoyable morning and thank you to all those who donated raffle prizes.”

At Crowland Abbey, a tombola and bric-a-brac stall helped raise £300.

Macmillan Coffee at Shear Shack Spalding'Customers enjoy coffee and cakes outside in the sunshine

Macmillan Coffee at Shear Shack Spalding'Customers enjoy coffee and cakes outside in the sunshine

One of the organisers Sue Brimson said: “It went fantastically.”

Other events in the area included Strands of Spalding, Loaded Nightclub, Castle Sports Complex, Heather Congreve Floristry Studio, Gedney Hill, and Swallows Court,Spalding and Larkfleet Homes sales offices.

Coffee and cakes served up in Crowland Abbey by Margaret Beardshaw, Val Capes, Catherine Gibbard, Sue Brimson and Margo Chatton. Photo: SG270913-139TW

Coffee and cakes served up in Crowland Abbey by Margaret Beardshaw, Val Capes, Catherine Gibbard, Sue Brimson and Margo Chatton. Photo: SG270913-139TW