Town gets baking in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

PUBLISHED: 08:00 02 October 2015

Locking Primary School , Macmillan coffee Morning.

Locking Primary School , Macmillan coffee Morning.


PEOPLE from across Weston-super-Mare rallied to raise hundreds of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday.

Macmillan hosted its World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, with people across North Somerset doing their bit to raise cash for the cancer charity.

Aerobics Gymnastics held a huge event at its gym in Weston and residents at Earlfield Lodge, in Trewartha Park, also got involved enjoying home-made cakes throughout the day.

Toddlers and staff from Little Starz Nursery visited the Grand Pier to take part in its Macmillan event.

The children got to enjoy a treat in Tiffany’s Tearoom and the pier’s general manager said: “Macmillan Cancer Support is a fantastic charity and we were delighted to offer our support to such a worthy cause.”

The OneStop store in Locking Road raised £622.55 by selling cakes and holding a raffle.

Worle Community School also held a coffee morning where its staff had to guess the number of spots on one of the cakes on offer.

Marks & Spencer sponsored the event and its stores in High Street and Flowerdown Retail Park had tons of delicious cakes on offer.

Macmillan also has a number of young supporters in the form of two 10-year-old girls from St Georges.

Nicole Aylett and Kayla Reynolds, who are both in year six at Mead Vale Primary School, baked a number of cakes and raised £50.

Nicole’s dad, Nathan, said: “The charity is close to Nicole’s heart, after losing her aunty to lung cancer 18 months ago. The table was set up on the green in Mead Vale at 2pm and by 3pm all the cakes had sold out.”

Locking and Castle Batch primary schools also held Macmillan coffee mornings.

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Click this link to find out more about Macmillan’s work in North Somerset.

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