Coffee and cake for macmillan

Macmillan coffee mornings, Mick and Pauline Parkes have held an event for ten consecutive years
Macmillan coffee mornings, Mick and Pauline Parkes have held an event for ten consecutive years

All over Eastwood and Kimberley, kind-hearted folk had a cuppa, a chinwag and a cake or two to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support as part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Organisations, groups and venues in the towns joined thousands of others nationwide with events at the Sun Inn pub, the Soap Factory and Enigma Hair salon in Eastwood and Rumbletums charity cafe in Kimberley for the charity drive.

Mick and Pauline Parkes also hosted a coffee morning at their home in Church Walk, Eastwood, for the 11th year running and raised £440.

Mick said: “It went very well. We had more than 50 people turn up.

“One of the things we did this time was have a table dedicated to Beryl Smithson – a popular lady who recently died of cancer.”

The Parkes’ said they host the event each year because cancer is an illness that has affected everybody in some way or other.

Amanda Matthews, who runs the Soap Factory in Mansfield Road, invited people into her shop for a cuppa and raised £100. Staff at the Sun Inn raised hundreds of pounds after having a Macmillan charity weekend. They had stalls in the garden, a fancy dress contest, an auction and games last Saturday and Sunday.