The members of Leyland St Andrews Lodge No 7391 must be proud of the lodge’s Ladies Social Committee. They organised and hosted in conjunction with Wellington Park, Leyland, the Biggest Macmillan Coffee Morning in aid of cancer support.
The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. They ask people all over the UK to host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. There are now 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer. By 2030, it will be 4 million people, and Macmillan want to be there for them all. Their goal is to make sure no one faces cancer alone and they provide medical, emotional, practical and financial support, as well as campaigning for better cancer care – cancer affects more than just those facing it, they’re there for friends and family too. If you would like to know more about Macmillan click on the following link: We Are Macmillan
Approximately 50 people attended the event and everyone had a pleasing social morning, chatting and mulling over which cakes they would like to try whilst drinking freshly brewed tea and coffee. The ladies committee were delighted to announce that they had raised in excess of £450, including any Gift Aid, in just two hours of the mornings’ event.
There was a very large selection of delicious cakes and scones on offer which had been donated by Glovers Bakery in Leyland. There were also some excellent cakes and scones which had been donated by some of the committee members – Joyce Heyes made her now legendary scones with jam and cream.
On the morning the ladies held a raffle and there were several cake related games. For example, guess the ‘Number of Spots’ on the cake.
Fiona Dundas from Macmillan Cancer Support joined the social gathering on the day and she thanked everyone for their support in attending the coffee morning – organisers and visitors alike. She also went on the say that ‘without the funds being raised at events across the country, the care for those in need wouldn’t be possible’.
On the day Ann Lucas, Val Seddon, Joyce Heyes and Lyn Stewart were on hand to run the event, they had however been given support in organising the event by the other committee members who were unable to attend; Louise Hallam, Dorothy Shires and Alice Roxburgh.