Fundraisers brewing up a South Yorkshire storm in aid of charity

Jessica Archer and Gemma Barker at the MacMillan coffee day at Malin Bridge Primary School
Jessica Archer and Gemma Barker at the MacMillan coffee day at Malin Bridge Primary School
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ANYONE who fancies a cuppa will be spoilt for choice in South Yorkshire tomorrow.

Thousands of people will be popping on the kettle and serving up tea, coffee and cake to support World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support.

A record-breaking 3,000 people from across the area have signed up to take part by organising their own coffee mornings.

Schools, businesses, clubs and individuals will throw open their doors to members of the public for a good old brew and a natter in exchange for donations to the charity.

The response to this year’s campaign has far exceeded the expectations of Macmillan, which set an initial target of recruiting 1,000 people to host mornings, with a £150,000 fundraising target.

Jody Corbridge, aged 34, of Chapeltown, Sheffield was inspired to organise her coffee morning at Thorncliffe Cricket and Social Club, Lound Side, in memory of her late mother Joy Crofts.

The event takes place exactly one year after Joy, 62, passed away at Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital after losing her fight with cancer. She was cared for by Macmillan nurses.

Jody said: “It will be her one year anniversary, so I thought it would be nice to mark it. We’ve got 100 brownies, there will be a hand-crafted card sale and a raffle. Chapeltown Operatic Society are coming to sing for us too.”