Brewing up a storm for charity

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Individuals and businesses across Fenland baked cakes and brewed up tea and coffee on Friday for the annual Largest Coffee Morning in the World held in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Thousands of pounds will have been raised thanks to the generosity of people across the district, who opened up their homes, offices and businesses, for the charity’s major fundraising event of the year.

Macmillan coffee mornings 'Parish Hall Wimblington

Macmillan coffee mornings 'Parish Hall Wimblington

Hair salons swapped scissors for tea-cups while libraries were serving up cakes instead of books all in the name of the cause.

The idea for fundraising coffee mornings started in 1990, but it was in 1991 when it became the World’s Largest Coffee morning and since then it has become one of the largest charity campaigns in the annual calendar.

In 2012 115,000 people signed up, raising a record £15 million and Macmillan, which uses money raised to make sure everyone diagnosed with cancer has a Macmillan team in their corner; from diagnosis, through treatment, and afterwards. That way, no one will have to face cancer alone.

Macmillan coffee mornings 'Tessa's Hairdressers Doddington Tessa Davies

Macmillan coffee mornings 'Tessa's Hairdressers Doddington Tessa Davies

Macmillan coffee mornings at King Edward Centre Chatteris

Macmillan coffee mornings at King Edward Centre Chatteris

Macmillan coffee mornings at the Baptist Church March

Macmillan coffee mornings at the Baptist Church March

Macmillan coffee mornings at The Loft March

Macmillan coffee mornings at The Loft March