More than 1,200 coffee mornings raise thousands for cancer charity
1:30pm Saturday 28th September 2013 in Gwent news
MORE than 1,200 coffee mornings were held in Gwent yesterday as part of the MacMillan’s the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
Organisations, businesses and friends hosted 1,203 events around the region, raising thousands for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Among those to host an event were governors, staff from Asda, Tredegar House and Community link who all joined parents at the Duffryn infant school during the morning.
Teacher, Laura Riseborough, said: “It was such a fab turnout. It was lovely to see all the parents there.”
The school, who just asked for donations, raised at least £400. They also held a raffle and a ‘guess the coffee beans in the jar’ competition.
The Rainbow class teacher added: “It was a real success. We had so many donations of cake but we sold all of it.”
The school are already planning to hold the event again next year. Another Newport event, raised more than £1,000 at the Office of National Statistics.
In Pontypool, sisters Colleen Hanks, 44, Sally Hathaway, 46, and Claire Moody, 40, welcomed around 100 of people to their coffee morning at Ebenezer Baptist Chapel, Griffithstown.
This was the second year that the trio held the event and baked more than 400, which they also sold the friends and local businesses during the week, raising nearly £1,000.
Mrs Hanks said: “It’s been amazing. We’re absolutely thrilled and have had a fantastic response.”
“We’d like to thank everyone who helped out and will definitely do it again next year.”
In Caerwent staff and residents of David Wilson Homes at Llanvair Road raised
At Chepstow Garden Centre, staff raised around £200 through the sale of its own apples, raffle tickets and by donating 50pence from every hot drink sold over a two-hour period.An event also took place in nearby Caerwent at David Wilson Homes on Llanvair Road.
Susan Morris, the general manager for Macmillan Cancer Support in Wales, said: “Macmillan would like to say a huge thank you to the 1,203 people, organisations who hosted a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in Gwent.”
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