People in Daventry raise a mug for Macmillan

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People in Daventry have helped raise funds for Macmillan by tucking into cake and digging deep to donate.

Friday saw dozens of coffee mornings held across the town as part of the annual Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Daventry Diddy Dubs stay and play social group run by Cllr Amy Howard, Catherine and Daniel Middleton raised money for Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday.

People enjoyed activities including bouncy castle, butterfly crafts, nursery rhymes and plenty of cakes.

In total the group raised £95.51.

The organisers of Diddy Dubs said they wanted to say thank you to all those involved and added they were amazed with how much was raised in just two hours.

Daventry Diddy Dubs runs every Friday from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at the New Street Day Centre.

Parents raised their mugs at Preston Capes Village Hall.

Members of the baby and toddlers raised £108.20 from a recent playgroup session which included a raffle.

Residents also baked cakes which were sold to help raise money.

Fundraisers popped into Co-operative Funeralcare, High Street, for a cuppa and cakes.

Kim, Mags and Peter from the Co-operative Funeralcare helped by Lily Goodridge had a lovely coffee morning with lots of people supporting the day and helping to raise £169.42.

Supporting the event were Lyndsey Catton and Sophie Harvey who held a coffee morning at home and raised the grand total of £325.13.

Lyndsey said: “We would like to thank everybody who supported us.”

Wheatsheaf Court Care Home held a coffee and cake morning garden, complete with tombola with various prizes donated.

They raised £365 for Macmillan.

Coffee mornings at Bloor Homes, who have developments in Daventry, raised more than £650 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Site manager Cormac Magee is pictured (right).

Showhomes were open to residents and visitors.