Wells raises thousands on Macmillan's coffee morning
HUNDREDS of people from Wells and the nearby villages got together to enjoy a cup of coffee and a slice of cake – all for a good cause.
Macmillan held their World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and brought all sorts of people together – from businesses to clubs to individuals.
Julie Lloyd, from Liberty Cafe on Sadler Street, said: “It was a nice day. We were busy and people enjoyed our raffle. We raised £280.50 which for a first year is pretty good.”
Easton ladies, otherwise known as the Hot Flushes, had an amazing day – raising £500 on the day and along with their other events, like a quiz night and shopping trip to Oxford, have raised more than £2,000.
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A terrific effort by the Flushes, although an anonymous generous donation £896 certainly helped!
They’ve even arranged for Santander to match what they raised to make a bumper day for Macmillan.
Natasha Jones and Julia Nixon put on a great show at Wells Football Club. They had massive bouncy ball pool for the kids, donated by Bouncing Smiles Somerset, and more than £500 worth of raffle prizes – which were all donated by local business – as well as homemade cream teas.
All this helped raise a fantastic £734.98. Julia said: “We only decided to do this two weeks ago. It’s been amazing!”
There were also coffee mornings at Wells Leisure Centre, the Wells Branch of NFU Mutual – who enjoyed donations and support from a great number of local businesses – and in North Wootton Suzette and Kloe Thorner got their friends together and raised £1080.70.
Suzette has been holding coffee mornings since 2000 and raised more than £14,000.