LOCAL businesses and residents had a good reason for indulging their sweet tooth recently, when people across the town took part in Macmillan’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ fundraiser on Friday 26th September.
The event is Macmillan Cancer Support’s biggest charity fundraising event, and raised over £148,000 nationwide last year. The charity invites people all over the country to host coffee and cake sales and then donate the profits to help fund support services for people affected by cancer.
Coffee mornings took place around Westbury at Dilton Marsh’s Providence Baptist Church hall, who raised approximately £100; All Instruments music store (£120); Co-Operative Funeral Care (over £97); Leigh Park Community Centre (£1,055); and the Co-op Food store (£471.92).
Sue Bohana, vice-president of the Warminster area Macmillan branch was visiting the events. She said, “The coffee morning is a very important fundraiser for Macmillan, and has grown hugely this year. On behalf of Macmillan I’d like to thank all the local organisations taking part in the event.”
Macmillan Cancer Support aim to help those affected by the condition, and provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support, whilst pushing for better cancer care. Find out more at www.macmillan.org.uk