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World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Whitesheet Primary raises almost £200 as part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

The MacMillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning at Whitesheet Primary in Zeals was a huge success raising over £195.  “The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is a wonderful initiative by MacMillan,” said Headteacher Karen Brooker, “and the children and staff saw this as their opportunity to do something towards this very worthwhile charity.”


The Coffee Morning was preceded by a Food Technology week at the school and the children enjoyed baking cakes for sale at the Coffee Morning.  The parents also spent time in the school baking. “We were amazed at the number and range of cakes that were brought in to school,” said Mrs Brooker. “The school hall was packed with families and friends.  Not only did they enjoy eating the excellent cakes and drinking good coffee but they were entertained by the school choir led by a year 5 pupil who accompanied them on the piano”.


“We are so very proud that a small village school can raise such an amount,” said Mrs Brooker. “MacMillan Cancer Support tells us that one in three of us will face cancer, and the money we raised at our Coffee Morning will help to make sure no one has to face it alone.”


The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning was organised by MacMillan Cancer Support and took place throughout the country on September 25th.  A special Coffee Morning Kit was supplied to all participants – and the children, parents and staff at Whitesheet put theirs to very good use.  The theme of the event was ‘Having a Coffee Morning is the perfect chance to catch up over a cuppa, enjoy some gorgeous treats and help Macmillan be there for people facing cancer.’


The funds raised could pay for a Macmillan nurse to spend an hour with someone who has just been told they have cancer; could pay for a Macmillan benefits adviser to spend half a day with someone who is struggling to make ends meet when it comes to the costs that cancer can bring or could keep a Macmillan support centre running for an extra hour.


Well done Whitesheet Primary for playing your part!