A cuppa cheer for charity

editorial image

Hundreds across Calderdale raised a cuppa for charity as they took part in Macmillan Cancer Support’s World Biggest Coffee Morning.

Dozens of events were held across the district, including St Mary’s Church, Luddenden, Ramsdens Solicitors, St Joseph’s Church, The Coffee Shop in Halifax, as well as Calderdale Royal’s Macmillan unit. From chocolate cupcakes and lemon drizzle cakes to scrumptious victoria sponges- the event at the unit raised £1,700, making it their most successful coffee morning yet.

Macmillan information centre manager, Ruth Henderson, said: “Raising so much was the icing on the cake and we want to thank all staff, volunteers and supporters for making the day a success so we can continue to support patients with cancer and their families in the local area.”

Staff, children and parents at schools across the region also got into the spirit of the occasion, raising hundreds of pounds to help those affected by cancer.

Christ Church Primary School in Pellon raised £230, a total of £188.25 was raised at The Crossley Heath School in just 15 minutes and staff at Hourglass Education Recruitment raised a fantastic £1,000 with a Mad Hatter themed morning.

The Magpie Movers, part of Ovenden-based Pennine Magpie, a charity which helps to improve the lives of people with learning difficulties also added £300 the charity’s coffers by performing two dance numbers and serving a selection of tea, coffee and cakes.

Staff from Boococks Estate Agents and Wilkinson Woodward solicitors in Halifax also joined forces to hold a bake off competition as part of their coffee morning event - delicious treats including almond slices, lemon drizzle cake, chocolate fudge muffins, sausage rolls and goats cheese and balsamic pizzas wowed judges and were enjoyed by all.

Thanks to the joint effort of the offices, £310 will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.