Region goes coffee crazy for charity

Sheila Waller, Chris Ramsden, Kath Gilbank and Josie Penter at Pocklington's All Saints' Church
Sheila Waller, Chris Ramsden, Kath Gilbank and Josie Penter at Pocklington's All Saints' Church

Coffee-lovers across the region came together to raise money for charity last week.

Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event saw many coffee mornings take place in the area.

Among those who held a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan was Hunters estate agents, on Pocklington’s Market Street, which welcomed people through its doors last Friday to enjoy refreshments and home-made cakes and buns. In total, it raised £240 for Macmillan.

Karen Armitage, owner of Hunters’ Pocklington branch, said: “It was absolutely fantastic. We held a game called guess the hundreds and thousands on the cake and we had a raffle.”

She added: “For every house sale instructed before the end of October I will donate another £50 [to Macmillan] per property.”

There were many other Macmillan Coffee Mornings in the area last week, including one at Pocklington’s All Saints’ Church, at Barclays bank on Pocklington’s Market Place and at Millington Village Hall.

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ has been held annually since 1990 and is Macmillan Cancer Support’s biggest charity fundraising event with thousands of coffee mornings - last year more than 150,000 raining a record £20 million for the charity - being held across the UK.

For more pictures of coffee mornings held in aid of Macmillan last week, see this Thursday’s (2 October) Pocklington Post.