Former florist to host final Coffee Morning for Macmillan in Lakenheath

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A Lakenheath woman will be hosting her third and final World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support on September 26.

Cheryl Smith has to date raised nearly £5,000 for Macmillan. Her event last year at Lakenheath Village Hall raised over £2,500 and this year she is hoping to do even better.

She wishes to pass the Lakenheath event on to a new host and will offer help and advice to the new incumbents.

Retired cake decorator and florist Cheryl started fundraising for Macmillan following her husband’s treatment for Hodgkins Lymphoma of the spleen in 2006.

After being given two weeks to live, Dick Smith overcame the disease.

The retired MoD engineer was given a Macmillan nurse whom Cheryl described as ‘unbelievably professional and kind’.

Cheryl is planning go out with a bang, organising a special coffee morning with stalls including knitted items, toys, bric-a-brac and clothes.

Cheryl will also be baking cakes for the event including an impressive 100 scones.

Also on September 26 the Red Hat Bees of Bardwell are holding a day of events for Macmillan including coffee from 10:30am, a ploughman’s lunch and light entertainment in the afternoon at the Tithe Barn, Bardwell.

The Martins Residential Home and Thos Peatling Wine Shop in Bury, and Michael Denney & Sons in Lakenheath will also be hosting coffee mornings.