Staff and customers from The Guiness Partnership in Mexborough have raised £215 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The branch is one of several across South Yorkshire, and throughout the country, that hosted coffee mornings in its offices to raise more than £5,500 for the charity recently.
Customers at Birch Park Court sheltered housing scheme in Rotherham held a cake sale which raised £300, Fitzwilliam Court in Barnsley sold coffee and cake ro raise £270, and Applegarth Close, in Sheffield, had a ‘Food Glorious Food’ treats table, a ‘spot the cake’ competition and a selection of ‘naughty but nice’ coffees to rake in £210 for the charity.
Gilbert Court in Sheffield raised a whopping £950 selling handmade cards, bags and bookmarks – all made by tenants in a craft group they started with money from a ‘Creativity Fund’ and with help from the charity Drink Wise Age Well.
Visitors to Gilbert Court paid £1 each, which bought them a tea/coffee and a biscuit and there were a variety of stalls managed by residents selling everything from homemade cakes to vintage pieces.
World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s flagship fundraising event and holds the world record for Largest Simultaneous Coffee Party.