Supporters raise hundreds at Macmillan coffee mornings

PUBLISHED: 14:00 03 October 2019

Weston Mercury sales team Macmillan coffee morning.    Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Mercury sales team Macmillan coffee morning. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Colleagues and friends tucked into a feast of cakes to raise money for a cancer charity.

Tara Newley-Arkle with Pauline Kelly and Sue Bisdee at their second fundraiser for the charity.Tara Newley-Arkle with Pauline Kelly and Sue Bisdee at their second fundraiser for the charity.

Community groups and businesses baked an array of tantalising desserts to mark the World's Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Mercury staff sold red velvet cup cakes, lemon drizzle cakes, Rolo and Mars brownies, a Malteser tiffin and a Victoria sponge cake - making £160 for the cause.

Tara Newley-Arkle - daughter of Dame Joan Collins - supported her friends Pauline Kelly and Sue Bisdee in their second fundraiser for the charity.

More than 70 people attended their event and raised £900 by eating cake made by generous friends and neighbours.

The mayor and mayoress of Weston, Councillor Mark Canniford and Estelle Canniford at the North Somerset Black and Ethnic Minority Network fundraiser.The mayor and mayoress of Weston, Councillor Mark Canniford and Estelle Canniford at the North Somerset Black and Ethnic Minority Network fundraiser.

The North Somerset Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Network hosted its own coffee morning, which was attended by the mayor and mayoress of Weston, councillor Mark Canniford and Estelle Canniford.

Weston Mercury sales team Macmillan coffee morning.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Mercury sales team Macmillan coffee morning. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Tara Newley-Arkle with Pauline Kelly and Sue Bisdee at their second fundraiser for the charity.Tara Newley-Arkle with Pauline Kelly and Sue Bisdee at their second fundraiser for the charity.

The mayor and mayoress of Weston, Councillor Mark Canniford and Estelle Canniford at the North Somerset Black and Ethnic Minority Network fundraiser.The mayor and mayoress of Weston, Councillor Mark Canniford and Estelle Canniford at the North Somerset Black and Ethnic Minority Network fundraiser.

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