Coffee mornings raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care
4:02pm Tuesday 1st October 2013 in News
A SERIES of fundraising coffee mornings in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care were held in Barry last week.
Pupils from Oak Field primary school, Barry Comprehensive, military and civilian personnel from across MOD St Athan and members of the ‘Friends R Us’ group all raised money as part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
The Friends R Us group held their coffee morning at the Ty Newydd Inn and raised nearly £400.
Marie Cross, who helped organise the day, said: “Considering it’s the first year we have done it we are really happy.
“It was quite successful and a lot of people came to it.
“We would like to thank everyone that supported us and came along.”
Oak Field primary school, in Gibbonsdown, Barry, brought out the best in homemade cakes to raise £187.03.
Military and civilian personnel from across MOD St Athan got together on Friday, September 27, to take part in the ‘Great St Athan Bake Off’.
The event was organised by Sergeant Lisa Millar in response to ‘The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ campaign to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Care.
All the cakes that had been entered were then sold in slices alongside cake that had been donated by other budding cooks.
Barry Comprehensive also held a Macmillan Coffee Morning that was attended by both Jane Hutt AM and Vale MP Alun Cairns.
Jane Hutt AM: said:"The pupils of Barry Comprehensive School excelled themselves with the organisation of their Macmillan Coffee Morning attracting many visitors, including parents and governors. It was great to join them and congratulate them on their support for charity."
Jane Hutt AM also attended a coffee morning at Youldon House, Fairoaks, Dinas Powys.