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Whitesheet’s Coffee and Cakes vs Cancer

by Michael Ford last modified 28 Oct, 2015 12:46 PM

Whitesheet Primary Academy, Zeals, has raised nearly £200 during a Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning.

Whitesheet’s Coffee and Cakes vs Cancer

Photo courtesy the Whitesheet Primary Academy website

“The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is a wonderful initiative by Macmillan,” said Headteacher Karen Brooker, “and the children and staff saw this as their opportunity to do something towards this very worthwhile charity.”

The Coffee Morning was preceded by a Food Technology week at the school and the children enjoyed baking cakes to sell. The parents also spent time in the school baking.

On the day, the school hall was packed with families and friends enjoying the cakes and drinking coffee. The gathering was entertained by the school choir, led by Fiona Gunstone, a Year 5 pupil who accompanied them on the piano.

“We were amazed at the number and range of cakes that were brought into school,” said Mrs Brooker, adding, “We are so very proud that a small village school can raise such an amount. Macmillan Cancer Support tells us that one in three of us will face cancer, and the money we raised at our Coffee Morning will help to make sure no one has to face it alone.”

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning took place throughout the country on Friday 25 September. A special Coffee Morning Kit was supplied to all participants, and the children, parents and staff at Whitesheet put theirs to very good use. The theme of the event was ‘Having a Coffee Morning is the perfect chance to catch up over a cuppa, enjoy some gorgeous treats and help Macmillan be there for people facing cancer.’

The final total exceeded £195, which could pay for a Macmillan nurse to spend an hour with someone who has just been told they have cancer; pay for a Macmillan benefits adviser to spend half a day with someone who is struggling to make ends meet when it comes to the costs that cancer can bring; or keep an entire Macmillan support centre running for an hour. 

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