Cancer charity gets backing from school

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FUNDRAISERS at Bulwell’s CRABTREE FARM PRIMARY SCHOOL have excelled themselves by raising a whopping £1,182 by taking part in the Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

The event was a ‘triumph of teamwork’ with everyone at the school playing their parts in supporting organisers, Michelle Constantinou and Marie Morley, in the meaningful initiative.

Pupils kicked off proceedings by paying a pound for the privilege of not wearing a uniform, while others assisted teacher Kath Beard in cake-making sessions.

Staff and parents pulled out the stops too, donating and making cakes to ensure there was no shortage of goodies.

Tesco and Greggs also made contributions to the effort.

Delighted by the success of the Macmillan event, organisers Michelle and Marie praised everyone who had helped to raise a ‘remarkable amount for a remarkable cause’.

The Macmillan coffee morning event is the biggest fundraiser the charity holds.

It is an annual event which has been running since 1990. It started when a local fundraising committee decided to hold a coffee morning where people came along to meet and mingle — as they might ordinarily do — but donate the cost of their coffee and cakes and biscuits to Macmillan in the process.

The idea seemed such a simple, yet effective one that they suggested the model be taken up nationally.

The first National World’s Biggest Coffee Morning was in 1991, when 2,600 people registered to hold coffee mornings across the country.

Since then it has raised more than £60 million in total for Macmillan Cancer Support.

n OUR PHOTO shows deputy head teacher, Katie Pritchard (front left), along with supporters and fundraisers at the event (PHOTO AND STORY BY: Peter Jordan).