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Melksham joins ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’

LOCAL businesses and residents had a perfect reason to get together for coffee and cake recently, as they joined people across the country for Macmillan’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’.

Coffee mornings took place around Melksham, rasing thousands of pounds for the charity.

Forest Community Centre raised £500 with a raffle packed full of prizes. Edna Oakman said, “Thank you to all the local businesses and patrons of the community centre who donated a prize. (Spa Road Garage, Scissors, Co-op, Petstown, Boome-rang, Gompels, Beauty Box, Water Meadow, Freeland Automotives, Lovejoys, Greggs, Adsa, Macdonald’s)”

At Kestrel Court, housing support officer Carolyn Burbidge said, “We had a coffee and cake afternoon with friends and residents raising £305.27 for Macmillan. We had a lovely afternoon with lots of homemade cakes, a raffle and a bric-a-brac sale.”

Residents of Thornbank & Orchard Gardens held a fund raiser for Macmillian Cancer Support on Tuesday 26th September, raising £317.23. The organisers said, “Many thanks to the star bakers, Brenda Bowyer and Beryl Warwick, for their excellent cakes and bakes, the many who donated goods for the sale table and the raffle – and the people who attended a lovely social afternoon.”

Bowerhill Ladies Group Macmillan coffee morning raised over £300.  Angela Crocker, secretary of the group said, “We would like to thank everyone who came along; our bakers who baked such a fantastic array of delicious cakes, and those who made generous donations to a very worthy cause even though they were unable to attend.  We had a fabulous morning.”

Seend Community Centre’s Macmillan Coffee Morning raised £568.35. “Thanks to the generosity and efforts of our brilliant team,” said Tessa Doe.

Staff at Gifford’s Surgery got in the baking spirit for this year’s Macmillan coffee morning. Staff and  GPs at the surgery went all out and put on a delicious spread of homemade cakes and more importantly raised £200 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Travis Perkins staff members and customers in Melksham raised £525 with their coffee morning on Friday 29th September. Funds were also raised through a pre-event Go-Karting race held on Sunday 24th September.

The Rainbow Day Centre at the Riverside Club hosted a coffee morning to raise money and to welcome new members. Organiser Lisa Reece said, “The coffee morning went very well. We raised  £111 for Macmillan Cancer Support and had  some good feedback from new members.”