A good thing brewing – Tameside takes part in ‘World’s biggest coffee morning’

CHURCHES, community centres and charities did their bit by taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Hundreds of pounds were raised for Macmillan Cancer Support at a number of events in Tameside as people donated cash for the chance to sit down with a brew.

The Correspondent captured the action as money came flooding in for the good cause.

  • STAFF at a Hattersley-based funeral director showed its desire to become part of its local community by hosting a coffee morning.

And hampers created by Stacey Booth and her staff at Remembrance Community Funeral Services on Hattersley Road West certainly proved popular.

Rhys and Stacey from Remembrance Community funeral home in Hattersley

For one helped them raised £164 through a raffle, while another was auctioned at the
St Barnabas Church/Hattersley Hub event, at which they raised more than £400.

Their base is also a hive of charity activity as the firm is also running a raffle to help raise funds for Haywill Animal Rescue and is a drop off point for Tameside South and Longdendale Foodbank.

  • VOLUNTEERS at charity Cancer Warriors backed Macmillan by hosting a coffee morning of its own.

Founder Derrick Evans, staff and trustees all attended the recently-opened base on Melbourne Street, Stalybridge, to show their support.

And it proved popular as £82 was added to the grand total in just two hours.

The Correspondent popped down to find a bustling centre, with countless brews being poured and home-made cakes a real focal point.

A Cancer Warriors spokesman said: “It was wonderful to see everyone and thank you to all who bought a cake to help raise funds for Macmillan.

“We raised £82 in two hours. Thank you everyone we couldn’t have done it without you.”

  • A STALYBRIDGE church certainly showed what having a hot drink can do as it raised £169.50 at its coffee afternoon.

St George’s on Church Walk, neighbouring Ridge Hill, opened the doors to its Macmillian Coffee, Cake and Conversation event.

And after the last 18 months of lockdowns and restrictions, the chance to get out and speak to someone certainly was an attractive option.

In just two hours, the three figure sum was raised as the church, headed by the Rev Penny Warner, found itself a hive of activity.

  • DENTON’S Victoria Park Community Centre was a hive of activity as it threw open its doors to raise vital funds.

On Saturday, October 9, volunteers manned the kitchen as teas and coffees were drunk at regular intervals.

And the cake selection also went down a storm – with many being donated by the very aptly-named Vicky Park, who lives in Birch Vale, Derbyshire.

Local businesses also got involved, with the town’s Morrisons supermarket donating a hamper and Nessie Feet a voucher for a pedicure.

Also popular was the raffle, which saw people buy five tickets for £1, with any number ending with a five winning a prize.

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