March estate agent brews up for Macmillan

Staff from Ellis Winters & Co present a cheque to Jill Smith
Staff from Ellis Winters & Co present a cheque to Jill Smith
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Estate agents, Ellis Winters & Co, have raised £730 following their annual World’s Biggest Coffee Morning to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Over 150 people popped in for a slice of cake and a cuppa at the agency’s office on Market Hill in Chatteris on September 25 and made generous donations to support the fundraising effort.

Estates organiser Tracy Raine, lettings negotiator with Ellis Winters & Co: “The sun shone, the cake table was full to capacity and so many of our clients as well as passers-by took time out of their day to join us for our best event yet!

“I thought we’d maybe raise around £300 but we’d already collected that amount by 11am and the donations kept coming all day and over the weekend, everyone has been so generous.”

Jill Smith, chair of the local Macmillan fundraising team, collected the cheque from Tracy and the team and commented: “I’m delighted to accept this donation from Ellis Winters & Co from their recent coffee morning. The money raised will be used in the local area at the Woodlands Centre and on behalf of everyone there, I would like to thank all the staff for their hard work for a very good cause.”

Concludes Tracy: “As usual, it was as real Ellis Winters & Co team effort as every member of staff got involved and baked a cake in support of someone they know who has had cancer. I’d like to thank everyone who came along to support us and hope they enjoyed themselves as much as we did – I can’t wait for next year’s event!”