Coffee for coffers across Daventry

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CUPS are at the ready in the district for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Macmillian Cancer support are holding their biggest annual fundraising event on Friday, September 28.

Residents across the Daventry district will be joining others in the UK in holding a coffee morning with donations going to Macmillan.

Events are to be held in Daventry, Willoughby, Charwelton, Badby, Cold Ashby and Lower Boddington.

June Pound of Charwelton has been holding Macmillan coffee mornings for over 10 years and last year raised over £1,000.

This year it will be held at the village hall from 10.30am until 12.30pm with a bric-a-brac, raffle and homemade produce on sale.

Mrs Pound said: “We have one or two people in the village who have been affected by cancer so we always hold the coffee mornings.

“We usually get about 70 people there and we sell homemade things to raise money.”

Rosemary Sheppy, and her husband Philip, will also be holding a coffee morning at Sears Farm House in Lower Boddington from 10am until noon.

Coffee and homemade biscuits will be served with a raffle and there is also a bring and buy sale.

Mrs Sheppy said: “I am looking forward to it because we have had a lot of supporters in previous years.

“We had around 30 people at the morning last year and raised £447. We hope to raise around the same this year so everyone is welcome.”

Coffee mornings will also be held at Mayfield Park Sports Club on Timken Estate, from 10am where several stall holders will also be selling gifts and crafts, of which 10 per cent of the proceeds go to Macmillan and the rest to the newly refurbished Haematology Unit at Northampton General Hospital.

The Rose Inn, Willoughby will also host a morning from 9.30am.

Badby Village Hall will hold a morning from 10am until 12pm. Contributions for the bring and buy sale can be given to organiser Jan Cooper at her home, Greystones on The Green in Badby on the morning of 27th or beforehand. Mrs Cooper said: “I have had first hand experience of the wonderful work done by Macmillan nurses and hope the money raised at my coffee morning will buy many hours of support for other patients and their families.”

Maureen Lill and the Cold Ashby Friendly Club will buck the trend by holding a coffee evening in Cold Ashby Village Hall.

The event will run from 7pm until 8pm with a £1 entrance fee, including coffee and biscuits. It will be their 22nd coffee morning since Macmillan started the event in 1991.

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