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A perfect recipe for Macmillan fundraising
6:20am Thursday 3rd October 2013 in Local
Roaring success: Bernice Lunn, left, and Sophie Green, both 11 of De Valois house dressed as characters from The Lion King at Holy Trinity International School.
THE smell of freshly brewed coffee filled the air in Wyre Forest as fundraisers brewed up for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Individuals, organisations and schools got involved in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in a bid to help the charity meet its £15 million national target.
St Catherine’s Primary School in Kidderminster raised more than £400 by selling cakes donated by the Co-operative.
A raffle was held and staff also entered a bake-off competition won by Kate Smith.
Teaching assistant Nina Lee said: “I have never seen so many adults get so excited about cake before and all for a great cause.”
Parents and friends came together at Lickhill Primary School in Stourport to raise £300.
Children went to school in non-uniform and made a donation to Macmillan, parents donated cakes and joined staff and the Parent-Teacher Association in the school hall for tea and coffee where the year five and six choir performed.
Macmillan is particularly close to the hearts of Lickhill Primary pupils as teaching assistant Sheila Adderley died two years ago of cancer.
At the end of the summer term, Lickhill held its annual Skipathon in memory of Mrs Adderley and raised £1,200 for Macmillan.
Students, staff, parents and grandparents joined Kidderminster's Holy Trinity International School to enjoy a cake and a brew.
Each of the four houses dressed up as Disney film characters and decorated cakes depicting their chosen theme.
Head student Rebecca Blakeway said: "We really enjoy taking part in the annual Macmillan coffee morning. Students, their families and staff relish the opportunity to sample homemade cakes and sweets that are on sale in our senior school, helping us to raise much needed funds to support the fantastic work which Macmillan does."
Wyre Forest District Council raised £169 with a coffee morning at Wyre Forest House and a competition to guess the number of coffee beans in a jar.
Staff at Dunley Hall Residential Home raised £100.42 by selling cakes they had made, Bewdley Beauty Clinic raised £285 during its coffee morning which included a raffle and Wharton Park Golf and Country Club, in Longbank, Bewdley raised £220 to add to the total.
Members of Stourport Youth Club also held their own coffee evening event where they sold cakes and donated their entrance fees to the charity.
All Saints Church in Wribbenhall hosted a coffee morning where they raised £372.06.
The winner of the cake bake off, judged by Worcestershire County councillor Gordon Yarrington and Nevile Bould, was Jackie Danby.
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