Macmillan coffee mornings held across North Somerset raise thousands

PUBLISHED: 12:50 12 October 2016 | UPDATED: 12:50 12 October 2016

Banwell scout hut coffee morning.

Banwell scout hut coffee morning.

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Charitable people of North Somerset raised thousands for Macmillan Cancer Support as part of its World's Biggest Coffee Morning event last week.

On September 30 and October 1 people from around the area hosted bake sales and coffee mornings to raise important funds for the charity.

Beth Ball and Lisa Griffiths hosted a coffee morning in the Banwell Scout hut, in Archways, on Saturday which raised £540.

The children of Burrington Primary School, in Bristol, organised a coffee morning and baked cakes to sell and were able to raise £377.

The Citizens Advice North Somerset (CANS) also raised more than £120 for Macmillan.

The people of Weston-super-Mare took part in a world record attempt on the Grand Pier, in Marine Parade, which saw 555 people sit down for a cream tea at the same time. The event raised more than £21,000 for the cancer charity.

Cancer affects one in two people in their lifetime and Macmillan work to provide care to people and their families who have been diagnosed with the disease.

The charity looks after its patients from diagnosis, through their treatment and beyond.

However the service is not cheap – the charity requires thousands of pounds to run

More than 2.5 million people live with cancer in the UK and statistics show that by the end of 2016, 1,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK.

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