Chester had its very own Great British Bake-Off on Friday, when people rose to the occasion of the Macmillan Cancer Support World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

The Friends of J H Godwin Primary School in Blacon invited donations of cakes for their fundraiser, which also saw the children coming to school in their own clothes for a 50p donation. Parents and the community were invited to the coffee morning in the school hall at 9am and drinks were served by headteacher Nicola Wetton and deputy headteacher Jai Stark.


Staff at The White Horse at Chester Racecourse raised £860 which the racecourse company are matching to make a total of £1720.

Meanwhile staff from ITC Luxury Travel’s charity committee organised their own coffee morning, providing hot drinks and homemade cakes at their Canal Street offices. So far £80 has been raised from the sale of the cakes, all of which will be donated to Macmillan; one of ITC’s two chosen charities for 2014.

Old and new staff from Newton Primary School in Chester held their Macmillan coffee afternoon on Thursday, September 25 at the home of Andy and Morag Scargill on Parkgate Road in Chester. Apart from the chance to eat lovely home-made cakes they were supporting Sue Wilcox from Mickle Trafford who rode in the ‘women only’ Macmillan Cycletta Bike Ride at Tatton Park on Sunday (September 28).

Joanne Connelly, of Upton, held a coffee morning at her home for friends and family and raised over £150 in memory of her dad Geoff Ehlen.

Over at the Shrewsbury Arms in Mickle Trafford at total of £110 was raised during their coffee morning and other bake sale successes included Upton Heath CE Primary School, The Chronicle, Sykes Cottage and Eclipse Creative Consultants, who raised more than £100.

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan Cancer Support’s biggest charity fundraising event of the year. In 2013 154,000 people signed up, raising a record £20 million for charity.

Picture Gallery: raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support in Ellesmere Port

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