Hundreds of people across Banburyshire enjoyed coffee and cakes for a good cause last Friday as they took part in the World Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Many who attended the events in the town and villages sold a range of homemade cakes and biscuits to help the charity, including Lisa Gilliland who organised an event at Hanwell Fields Community Centre last Wednesday. On the day saw companies including Mr’s B’s Storytime, KNR Fingerprint Jewellery and Pottery Craft sell a range of goods in return for a donation to the charity. Also raising money in separate events was M&N Heating based near Bloxham, who made a range of cakes for staff and Banbury Foyer in George Street, where young people sold tea, coffee and cakes donated by companies including Devil Delights, Loopy Lou Cake Company and A Moment of Cakeness.
Miss Gilliland said: “The day went really well and we raised almost £400. When it comes to things like this the Banbury community does pull together really well to help others. We had more people this year than last year’s event and we are hoping next year will be even bigger.”
It is hoped a Macmillan committee group will be also set up in Banbury, aimed at raising funds for the charity with stalls at the town calendar events such as Canal Day and the Town Crier and Organ Grinders Festival.
For more information about the committee group or how to volunteer, email Miss Gilliland at firstname.lastname@example.org