Churchgoers tuck in at World’s Biggest Coffee Mornings for Macmillan

THE world’s biggest coffee morning included an event at St James’ Church, Millbrook, that raised £335 for Macmillan cancer.

The impressive table of cakes

The event was organised by Margaret Brierley, known by her family as “cake grandma” and a band of volunteers.

There was a good turnout, despite the rain, and the church lounge was beautifully decorated, including bright bunting.

The Rev Chris Viney and his wife Kath attended and the youngest visitor was Scarlet Rose, aged just six days.

Each table was decorated with a unique floral centre piece, handmade by resident crafting expert Ann Quarmby, and offered for sale to bulk up the takings.

The table was groaning under the weight of the generous creations, cakes of every kind, and lashings of tea and coffee.

Emma Brierley enjoying a cupcake

There was also a variety of stalls selling books, handmade greetings cards, knitted toys and gift wrapped glitter cupcakes.

Meanwhile,  a Macmillan Coffee Morning at Stalybridge Congregational Church raised approximately £365 for the cancer charity.

It was the first time the church had supported the event and parishioners were delighted with the amount raised.

Church secretary Jennifer Lisle said: “We are only a very small church so we were pleased to raise so much money, and it is still coming in.

“The brother of one of our members is suffering from cancer and she suggested the coffee morning as she wanted to give something back.”



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