A SOCIALLY-distanced coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support will take place this week at Eden Camp in a working tank.

The modern history museum in Malton is hosting a coffee morning from the safety of a working Scorpion tank, which is equipped with its own water boiler.

Nick Hill, Eden Camp’s Museum manager, said: “We are delighted to host a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The Scorpion Tank is one of several of our museum’s impressive working vehicles, with the Scorpion boasting its very own water boiler, which enables the crew to brew up much-needed teas and coffees.”

Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning will take place on Friday, September 25.

The team at NFU Mutual in Pickering are baking cakes for each other in the usual way, but with the office only able to take one visitor at a time customers are being encourage to donate online.

Agents Pete Hambling and Rob Hicks have also challenged each other in a race to work with Pete cycling in from Helperby and Rob walking from Slingsby.

Rob said: “We are disappointed not to be able to hold this event in the usual format, but would please encourage all to support the event and the valuable work done by Macmillan. The challenge started as a joke, but both have been training and are keen on get bragging rights and a donation from the loser.”

To donat, go to justgiving.com/fundraising/nfu-ryedale