Cash pours in for cancer charity as hundreds take part in 'world's biggest coffee morning' (From This Is Lancashire)
Cash pours in for cancer charity as hundreds take part in 'world's biggest coffee morning'
Hundreds of people across the borough took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support.
In Greater Manchester alone there were more than 5,000 events and across the UK 1.6 million people took part in the annual fundraiser.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Bolton, Cllr Colin Shaw and his wife Dee, and pupils at Kearsley Academy were among the hundreds who put aside their time for a good cause.
Volunteers and pupils at Kearsley Academy, in Springfield Road, helped to make 200 cakes, with the school’s sixth form also selling food in the upstairs cafe.
Principal Nigel Jepson said: “It’s very important our students are aware of the importance of such causes as cancer support.
“We all know people, directly or indirectly, who are affected by cancer in some way. That’s why it’s important to have the empathy and support of people of all ages around them.”
Assistant principal Mel Hughes added: “I’m very proud of the students. Our pupils are always enthusiastic about supporting people in need of their help. This event has been a whole school approach. The sixth formers have been positive role models for the younger children.”
Debra Barlow, Academy community governor and an event organisers, said: “It’s taken a lot of preparation, but today it’s been fantastic.”
The mayor and mayoress showed their support in the Mayor’s Parlour at Bolton Town Hall. Cakes were donated by Bolton bakery Greenhalgh’s, with the rest brought in by staff.
Cllr Shaw said: “This is the first time we’ve done this for a few years. It’s very important the Bolton community gets together and supports Macmillan wherever possible.”
More than 700 people took part in Bolton. Christ Church in Heaton raised more than £1,200, while residents of Hall i’th’ Wood, raised £400 at the Greenway Centre. Kingsbury Court Lodge off Chorley Road raised £1,095.
Rose Tipton, Macmillan’s fundraising manager for Bury, Bolton, Oldham and Rochdale, said: “Every penny raised is a complete bonus.”
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