Solihull raises a cuppa at The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support - The Solihull Observer

Solihull raises a cuppa at The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

Solihull Editorial 3rd Oct, 2018   0

A CUPPA and cake helped raise funds to support those affected by cancer across Solihull.

Cancer sufferers, families, friends, work colleagues, and customers all joined forces to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support as part of The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

At the Greswolde Arms in Knowle, Sarah Jane Downing, the founder of the support group for convicted former breast surgeon Ian Paterson’s private patients, supported the cause with her group.

She was joined by Meriden MP Caroline Spelman and Baroness Lorely Burt of Solihull who spoke at the event.

Sarah Jane said: “It’s fantastic to be able to do something for someone else and something we can get really involved with.

“Right from the word go when I got everyone together the first meeting was Macmillan coffee party in 2015.

“All the non-cancer patients from Spire Parkway had been recalled and we didn’t have any focus to pull us together.

“For us as a group we have pulled together to do something to support other people.

“We feel less like victims and more like we are having a positive response to a terrible situation.”

Hair by Sharon Estelle on Hermitage Road, Solihull, welcomed clients and workers to its annual coffee morning.

The hair salon raised £1203 which will go towards helping people living with cancer in the UK.

Manager Sharon Estelle said they had so many donations of cakes, tombola prizes and volunteers who made sure everyone had a cuppa and slice of cake.

She added: “It was just phenomenal what a small salon can raise in one day.

“The community should be very proud of themselves.”

Employees at npower’s office in Solihull held a rainbow themed event and took part in a 5k fun run to raise funds for the charity.

Staff sampled a range of rainbow bakes – from cupcakes to multi-coloured layered creations – and raised over £1,200.

Siobhan Hughes, change co-ordinator at npower, said: “Coffee morning is a huge highlight in our calendar every year, and this year’s rainbow theme has given us the chance to get really creative with our bakes.

“I always love to get involved with fundraising for Macmillan as my grandad just overcome cancer for the third time – I’m so grateful of the work that they do.”


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