Norfolk and Suffolk goes coffee and cakes galore for Macmillan Cancer Support

Budgens supermarket in Harleston raised �400 during Macmillan Coffee Morning 2015.
Budgens supermarket in Harleston raised �400 during Macmillan Coffee Morning 2015.

Communities throughout Norfolk and Suffolk pledged their support to the ‘world’s biggest coffee morning’ on September 25, with thousands raised for the benefit of Macmillan Cancer Support.

At Howards Nurseries, in Wortham, over 50 people filled the shed for cakes and coffees, helping bring in £760.

Organiser Marie Kemp, who thanked supporters and the hosts, David and Christine Howard, said: “This was an amazing amount, which will go towards supporting someone going through cancer.”

The event also saw Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winner Sarah Cook donate plants for sale in aid of the charity.

Up in Harleston, Budgens supermarket held its Cakes Taste Better Together event, organised by Carol Goldsmith, which raised £400 through games, a raffle and its range of locally-donated cakes.

Steve Charlton, store manager, said: “The event was a great success. We would like to thank all customers and suppliers who supported this.”

The Church Hill Surgery, in Pulham Market, also received healthy support, with visitors receiving a tour of the new extension dispensary, as the facility collected a total of £450.

Meanwhile, in Palgrave, £467. 37 was raised at Community Centre on September 26, with strong praise going to all the helpers, tea makers and cake bakers.