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Fundraisers across the region take part in Macmillan's World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event
The Lord Mayor of York, Coun Julie Gunnell with, left, Tina Hull and Joyce Widd and their cakes for the Macmillan Cancer coffee morning, vintage and craft fair at Haxby Memorial Hall
AMBULANCE staff and wig stylists in York are among the many charity supporters across the area brewing up for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning today.
The ambulance station in Little Hallfield Road is offering refreshments from 10am to 1pm in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support while also inviting people to have a free blood pressure check.
Local businesses have lent support to YorMed for the event, with Bread and Things on 5th Avenue donating biscuits and milk.
Assistant practitioner Danielle Walsh said: “I am looking forward to a great morning. It’s a chance to get to know the local community over a brew and it’s all for a good cause.”
Money raised today will help fund the Macmillan therapists, nurses and support line workers who support people living with cancer every step of the way.
Skipton Building Society’s York branch in Parliament Street is hosting events between 9am and 5pm including a Bake Off competition to be judged by Radio York presenter Elly Fiorentini between 9am and 9.30am.
Branch manager Jason Dale said: “The work Macmillan does is fantastic and if we can help just one family affected by cancer through our fundraising, we will be delighted.”
Haxby Memorial Hall is staging its Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning, with a vintage and craft fair, from 9.30am to 12.30pm tomorrow, but the Lord Mayor of York, Coun Julie Gunnell, called in ahead of the event to sample some of the cakes.
Joyce Widd said: “We have some talented bakers on our team and we are very pleased the Lord Mayor has spared the time to help us publicise our event as well as offering valuable advice on potential best sellers; this will allow us to plan a busy baking schedule.”
Emma Romans and Beth Grimshaw, of Betty Brown wigs, at 60 Clarence Street, York, which supplies wigs for people with cancer and alopecia, hosted a tea party on Wednesday with refreshments, a competition to guess how many coffee beans were in a jar, a raffle and Indian head massages.
Beth, a wig stylist, said: “We have raised £210 so far and are still countining.” The raffle is still open today.
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