MacMillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning is a success
NATWEST in Cheddar took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning yesterday, to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support.
The branch employees all baked cakes and recieved many generous donations from businesses in the village, including Budgens, Tesco and Mr Hembrow, who donated a free chimney sweep and a £10 'Chops' hairdressers voucher.
The donations were part of a raffle in which over 80 strips were sold.
On the day, with the raffle, the cakes and tea/coffee, and the Macmillan pin badges, the total raised was £731.43.
Tom Dimambro, manager of the Cheddar NatWest branch said: “I was so delighted with the number of guests that attended, with the generosity of the community, and the efforts of all the staff.
“I want to thank each and every person who got involved, for their kindness and again - generosity.
“We have been absolutely overwhelmed and it is genuinely humbling.
“Cancer has affected the lives of many people we all know, and Macmillan do a truly wonderful job in helping these people.
“I could not be more ecstatic that with everybody's contribution we raised over £500 for a truly worthwhile cause, and still counting, and it is occasions like this that make us so proud to be involved in this community. “
Melanie Failes, partnership account manager at Macmillan Cancer Support said: “I’d like to thank all the employees and customers at NatWest in Cheddar for taking the time to support Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
"We hope you enjoyed making your coffee break count.
"The Macmillan team want to ensure that no one has to face cancer alone, and without the help of our corporate partners who put the kettle on to make a difference, we couldn’t do this.”