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Macmillan Coffee Morning Raises £1,000 for Cancer Care

Published on: 21 Sep, 2022
Updated on: 21 Sep, 2022

Ready for the off. From left to right: Shirley West, Martin Cheesman, Mayoress Mary Booth, Dave Bullock, Mayor Dennis Booth and Nerina King.

A Macmillan cancer support coffee morning hosted by Cheesman Brothers, fruit and veg wholesalers in Wood Street Village,raisede almost £1,000 for the cancer care charity.

Attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Guildford, Dennis and Mary Booth, the event last Wednesday (September 14) was declared a “wonderful success” by Shirley West, well known for her fund-raising efforts for the British Heart Foundation.

Shirley said: “Martin and Dave must be congratulated together with their wonderful staff for holding this very special event. There were over 80 people there.

“The Mayor and Mayoress came and we had the one-minute silence for our wonderful late Queen Elizabeth and the mayor said some very kind words to everyone.

A full spread of ‘delicious’ cakes and scones to go with the coffee.

“We held a fabulous raffle and the cakes were amazing and delicious.”

According to the Macmillan website: “The first Macmillan Coffee Morning happened way back in 1990. It was a rather small affair with a simple idea: guests would gather over coffee and donate the cost of their cuppa to Macmillan in the process.

“It was so effective, we did it again the next year – only this time nationally. Since then, the coffee mornings have raised more than £290 million.”

The Mayor cuts the cake.

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