GALLERY: Hundreds of pounds raised for Macmillan Cancer Support at World's Biggest Coffee Morning
PUBLISHED: 12:30 06 October 2017 | UPDATED: 13:23 06 October 2017
People from around Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding villages shared cakes, biscuits and scones to raise hundreds of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The chequered table clothes were laid, collection boxes were out and fresh baked cakes were on sale for people to enjoy during the charity’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning fundraiser.
Thousands of pounds have been raised in and around Weston at a host of events.
At St Clements Court in Worle, a coffee morning, raffle and tombola raised £742 for the cancer charity.
Trish Edwards organised the event which also included a plant sale, home-baked cakes, a knitwear stand and some photos on sale.
At Wilcox Cider Barn in Shipham villagers raised more than £300 towards the national event.
Organiser Bob Shaw said: “With much laughter and good humour, the group of ladies, plus a few gentlemen, enjoyed sampling a good selection of cakes and drinks with several new friendships established.”
Weston’s Lauriston Hotel also jumped on the bandwagon and raised a fantastic £440 with its coffee morning.
Tesco Group 48, which includes the store in Weston, had another go at trying to break a Guinness World Record, after attempting to hold the largest cream tea event last year.
Twenty-six stores across the South West took part and Tesco held the coffee mornings simultaneously.
The current record stands at 667 participants and staff managed to seat 816 across all the venues on Friday.
The staff are still waiting for the record to be verified but they raised more than £4,000 in the process across the stores.
The Weston Fasteners served up some delicious cakes and a raffle which raised £301.13.
Steve and Sue Emery from the Stafford Place Patient Participation Group sold coffee, tea and cakes along with a prize draw, which raised £650.
But the baking did not stop on Friday, Wick Riding School and John Hodge Solicitors hosted a joint coffee morning on Sunday which raised £187.53.
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