The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning may have taken place more than a week ago, but we have been inundated with more fabulous pictures from the annual Macmillan Cancer Support event.
Employees at Chester-based M&S Bank raised more than £2,000 for the charity by hosting a baking competition.
Categories included Show-Stopper, Sponge Cake, Tray Bake and Cupcakes and staff enjoyed other baking related activities, such as cake in the face, a cake raffle and tombola.
The winning recipes will now be used to create a 2016 calendar which will be available for sale at the Cheshire Oaks branch.
Community relations manager at M&S Bank, Jeni Underhill, said: “The effort that the bakers put into our annual bake-off in aid of Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning was fantastic. We’re thrilled to have raised more than double the amount of last year’s bake-off.”
Children at The Hammond Preparatory School held a cake sale and a raffle in the September sunshine to raise £166.55 for the charity.
Year 6 pupils at Bunbury Aldersey Primary School were inspired by The Great British Bake Off to bake cakes for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. The children then arranged a coffee afternoon for parents, carers, friends and family to raise £354.52. The school will be opening its doors again for open days for prospective pupils.
Ladies at Helsby Golf Club made home made cakes and goodies for their Macmillan fundraiser, which also included a raffle and a bring and buy table with plants and gifts.
Almost £1,000 was raised, which included a generous anonymous donation, proceeds from the day and takings from raffles held at the two Ladies Open days during the year.
A village preschool has been busy exploring the community and and teaming up with the residents of a retirement home.
The Guilden Sutton Preschool made and donated cakes in support of a Macmillan coffee morning held at Summerfield House Retirement Home in the village.
The children delivered their cakes and spent time talking with the residents and playing in the gardens.
A representative from the preschool said: “All the children loved making the cakes. It was lovely to see the community coming together in this way. Everyone enjoyed themselves whilst raising funds for a great cause.”
A team leader at a village store set a fine example for everyone else to follow during a fundraising coffee morning.
Liz Hostey of the Co-op food store in Saughall was the driving force behind the charity event.
She worked until 2am on two nights and was back at the store for 7:30am the next day on both occasions.
The coffee morning was held on Friday, September 25 and again on Sunday, September 27 as she was determined to break the £500 mark for Macmillan.
Many of the customers who live in the village were impressed with Liz’s efforts although she was quick to point out she was assisted by numerous colleagues who all helped out in their own time.