World’s Biggest Coffee Morning charity success in Sheffield

Sheffield's veteran fundraiser John Burkhill popped into the Hillsborough Specsavers Macmillan coffee morning event. He's pictured here on the left with staff, from left, Francesca Marrison, Mel Mitchell, Hannah Donnelly and Simon Ward.

Sheffield's veteran fundraiser John Burkhill popped into the Hillsborough Specsavers Macmillan coffee morning event. He's pictured here on the left with staff, from left, Francesca Marrison, Mel Mitchell, Hannah Donnelly and Simon Ward.

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Caring residents, colleagues and classmates were clinking cups yesterday for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

The fundraising day, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, resulted in thousands of caring Sheffielders baking and brewing-up to help the cause.

Angram Bank Primary School in High Green, held a Macmillan Coffee Morning fundraiser, and ran a keep fit event to run alongside it. Our picture shows back row, from left, learning mentors Lisa Pitcher and Joanne Beauchamp and ASD Support Tara Swanepoel with, front, Tamzin Middleteon, aged nine, and Billie Herring and Bethany Wilkes, both aged five.

Angram Bank Primary School in High Green, held a Macmillan Coffee Morning fundraiser, and ran a keep fit event to run alongside it. Our picture shows back row, from left, learning mentors Lisa Pitcher and Joanne Beauchamp and ASD Support Tara Swanepoel with, front, Tamzin Middleteon, aged nine, and Billie Herring and Bethany Wilkes, both aged five.

Big-hearted youngsters and teachers at Angram Bank Primary School in High Green held a keep fit event alongside their coffee morning to help burn off a few cake calories.

Elsewhere staff at Hillsborough Specsavers were joined in their charity efforts by veteran Sheffield fundraiser John Burkhill, known locally as the ‘mad man with the pram’.

Store director Gary Bamford said: “We all know somebody who has been affected by cancer so it’s vitally important to support charities that do such fantastic work to help sufferers and their families.”

Employees and residents from Park View Care Home in Shiregreen were also among those who clicked on the fundraising kettle for Macmillan.

Angram Bank Primary School in High Green, held a Macmillan Coffee Morning fundraiser, and ran a keep fit event to run alongside it. Picture shows Macmillan fundraiser and volunteer Jody Jezusek (left), son Ewan Jezusek, aged six, Leanne and Sean Woodhead and their daughter Alyssa, aged 11 months, at the event.

Angram Bank Primary School in High Green, held a Macmillan Coffee Morning fundraiser, and ran a keep fit event to run alongside it. Picture shows Macmillan fundraiser and volunteer Jody Jezusek (left), son Ewan Jezusek, aged six, Leanne and Sean Woodhead and their daughter Alyssa, aged 11 months, at the event.

Collectively, coffee mornings that took place across South Yorkshire yesterday are expected to raise £250,000 for the charity.

Macmillan’s fundraising manager in Sheffield, Rob Turner, said: “The 2014 World’s Biggest Coffee Morning was a fantastic success.

“Once again the people of South Yorkshire got behind us wholeheartedly, helping us to raise thousands of pounds to fund our services.”

n For more pictures see The Star’s People supplement on Monday.

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