People all over Bolton prepare to take part in 'world's biggest coffee morning' (From This Is Lancashire)
People all over Bolton prepare to take part in 'world's biggest coffee morning'
HUNDREDS of cuppas will be brewed across Bolton as part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
More than 5,000 events will be held across Greater Manchester to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Among those hosting a coffee morning on Friday September 27 are the Mayor and the Marks and Spencer cafe.
Other companies supporting Macmillan’s campaign include Mercedes-Benz of Bolton and Tom’s Toys in Little Lever.
And Lancashire’s young chef of the year, Lee Brown, who is the head chef at The Brewhouse in Eagley, will take part in a bake-off — with his gran — as part of the event.
The 21-year-old will be battling it out with his 75-year-old gran Barbara martin at The Cottonworks in Bolton Road.
Mr Brown said: “I am delighted to be involved. The coffee morning should be great fun and it’s for a very good cause.”
Both Lee and his gran will bake a coffee and walnut cake to Macmillan’s recipe and visitors can decide which they like best in a blind tasting.
Mrs Brown said: “I have already practised the coffee and walnut recipe and it went down well but we shall have to see and it’s lovely that Lee is joining in.
“I shall be doing lots of baking for the day and friends are contributing and we hope that everyone who lives at The Cottonworks will come down and have a cup of coffee and chat and help us raise lots of money for Macmillan.”
Marks and Spencers, at Middlebrook Retail Park, Horwich, will hold a fair-themed coffee morning all day on Friday.
The M & S in Deansgate, Bolton town centre, will also hold a coffee morning from 9am until 11am.
This will include a raffle, afternoon tea, and guess the coffee beans.
Courtney Evans, sect-ion manager at Marks and Spencers, said: “My mum was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago, so this is an issue I’m familiar with.
“It’s massively import-ant that we back Macmillan’s cause, because people never know when they’ll need to rely on their support.”
Mercedes-Benz, in Blac-kburn Road, will be serving coffee between 8am and 2pm.
Staff will also be baking cakes and biscuits to be sold and are asking everyone to make a small donation.
Janine Scholes, Merc-edes-Benz of Bolton’s customer support advis-er, who is co-ordinating the event, said: “To see what people go through changes your outlook on life.
“We all know somebody or know somebody who knows somebody that’s been affected by cancer.”
On Sunday, Tom’s Toys in Little Lever, who took part in last year’s event, will do their part.
The company will sell raffle tickets, donate a shop window, and hold a variety of classes for children.
Lorraine Webb, man-ager of Tom’s Toys, said: “The issue of cancer is very close to my own heart. I’ve always been passionate about the community in Little Lever and I just want to get them together to raise money for a very good cause.”
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