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Coffee mornings raise thousands for Macmillan
People across the borough got together for a cup of coffee and slice of cake to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The charity held its biggest fundraising event, the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, in aid of people affected by cancer and hundreds of people in Richmond joined in to raise thousands of pounds on Friday, September 27.
The borough’s largest event, in Teddington, raised an impressive £3,500 with visitors including MP Vince Cable tucking into tasty treats.
Cathy Ball has organised the Teddington event, which is considered one of the most successful in the country, for the past 12 years.
She said: “It’s a great help for people grieving and the event means a lot for many many people.
“It’s very poignant for him (Vince Cable) as well as his wife passed away in 2001.”
Macmillan fundraising manager for west London Lindsey Cape said there were some fantastic events in the borough including one in Hickey’s Chapel in Sheen Road, Richmond, which MP Zac Goldsmith visited.
Pupils at Waldegrave School in Twickenham filled their school hall with homemade edible treats decorated in the school’s house colours of red, green, yellow and purple.
The senior prefect team hosted the event and treated staff to coffee and cake at break time, with everyone else tucking in after lunch to raise a total of £421.56.
Barclays’ employees in Twickenham, Ham, Teddington and Richmond swapped their suits for aprons to join in.
In Twickenham members of the Heston and Isleworth Rotary Club served bank customers tea and cakes throughout the day and raised £560.
Twickenham branch manager Siobhan Riley said: “It has been great to be involved in Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning once again this year.
“It was a great day for both colleagues and our customers and was fantastic to take the time to show the local community just why we are supporting Macmillan. The coffee break was just the icing on the cake.”
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