Sunday, 17 December 2017

Coffee mornings raise £1,360 for charity

THREE women helped raise more than £1,360 for Macmillan Cancer Support by holding coffee mornings.

THREE women helped raise more than £1,360 for Macmillan Cancer Support by holding coffee mornings.

Jade McCarthy, 25, organised one event at St Michael’s Church hall in Peppard Road, Sonning Common, in memory of her grandfather Jerry McCarthy who died of the disease two years ago.

She decided to raise money instead of celebrating her birthday this year.

Attendees included Mr McCarthy’s widow Sheila, 74, who was also diagnosed with cancer but made a full recovery, and daughters Debbie Marshall, Liz McCarthy and Kathy Chandler. The event raised £587.58.

Before his death Mr McCarthy said he would rather donations be made to the charity than being spent on flowers at his funeral.



Meanwhile, Linda Webb and June Fisher organised a coffee morning at Sonning Common village hall. About 120 people attended the event, which featured stalls selling apples, cakes, bric-a-brac, books and CDs as well as a raffle.

The women have run the annual event for the last seven years.

The total raised was £773.86.

Mrs Webb, of Baskerville Road, Sonning Common, said: “We would like to say a big thank-you to everyone who took part in a very successful coffee morning.

“The turnout was amazing. The hall was buzzing with people and everyone we have spoken to thoroughly enjoyed it.

“Everyone always asks when the next one is and people give money even if they can’t come.

“It’s nice that the village comes out and supports us every year. This brings people together.”

She thanked Waitrose in Caversham for providing the tea, coffee, cake boxes and carrier bags.



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