Fund-raisers across West Suffolk raised a cuppa and brought in the cash for Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
Staff at Greene King’s head office and brewery in Bury St Edmunds managed to make more than £1,700 after baking an array of cakes, cookies, savoury muffins and scones.
There was also a charity bake off competition which was won by Paula Bradshaw for her 3D teddy bear cake.
The event supported Greene King’s partnership with Macmillan and the company recently exceeded its fund-raising target for the charity after reaching £1.2 million.
Rooney Anand, Greene King’s chief executive, said: “Our Bury-based employees have once again shown their enthusiasm and generosity to make the most of an opportunity to raise money for Macmillan.”
An ice bucket challenge helped staff at JSM Property, in Bury, raise more than £800 for the charity. They joined forces with local artisan coffee firm Paddy & Scott’s and Filing Fortress.
Meanwhile, Lynn Broomfield, of Hanmer Walk, on the Westley estate, in Bury St Edmunds, raised £100 after hosting a coffee morning in memory of her mum Maisie Ling. Her sister Maryanne Barrs thanked all those who attended.
The Macmillan Unit at West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury brought in £696.65 through their event which boasted lots of donated cakes. Volunteer Emma Corke said: “Thank you to everyone who supported us.”
A coffee morning at West Row Village Hall featuring tombola, cake stall, flower arrangements, local produce and treasure hunt squares raised £1,700. It was organised by Sue and Michael Peachey with Lynn Morley. Mr Peachey said: “We’re very grateful to all of the people who helped and volunteered their time. We couldn’t do it without all their help.”
In Lakenheath, Cheryl Smith organised her final coffee morning after raising more than £6,000 in three years. This event in the village hall raised just over £2,000, “but we’re still counting,” said Chery,l who has also been knitting babies matinee coats to boost the fund-raising effort.
The Red Hat Bees of Bardwell and the Vermilion Vixens raised £1,350 for the charity with more coming in through their event at the Tithe Barn in the village.