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Coffee time in big fundraiser for Macmillan
People in Wharfedale and Aireborough will be brewing up for a good cause today in this year’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
Larger-scale coffee mornings are taking place in Yeadon, Ilkley and Bolton Abbey, but charity Macmillan Cancer Support has also been encouraging residents and workplaces to stage events as part of the annual fundraiser.
The money raised will be used to fund Macmillan’s support services for people with cancer and their families in West Yorkshire.
The Otley and Wharfedale Fundraising Group for Macmillan Cancer Support will be holding an all-day coffee morning at Yeadon Town Hall from 10am to 4pm.
Organiser, Katharine Jex said: “It was a huge success last year and we’re really looking forward to inviting the local community to join us once again.”
The event will include local stallholders, a tombola, a raffle, morning teas and coffees, light lunches and afternoon teas, plus home-made cakes.
The group is always on the lookout for more volunteers to help with such events.
A Macmillan committee in Ilkley is hosting a coffee morning with stalls at Abbeyfield, Riddings Road, from 10am until noon – and carrying out a town centre coffee run around local workplaces.
Chairman of Macmillan’s Ilkley committee, Christine Evans-Martinez, said: “Everybody should support Macmillan as none of us know when we might need its services.”
Bolton Abbey Estate and the Priory Church will join forces from 10am to 12.30pm tomorrow to hold a coffee morning at Bolton Abbey Village Hall.
There will be home-made cakes on sale as well as a raffle and the ever popular Men’s Cake Challenge.
To get involved in or find out more about the Yeadon event, contact Katharine Jex on 07709 300613.