Coffee and cake a hit for charity

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SCHOOLS, businesses and individuals in and around Worthing baked and sold cakes on Friday to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The World’s Biggest Coffee morning is the charity’s largest fund raising event and last year generated £12m.

At Davison High School for Girls the community prefects sold cakes to the rest of the school at break time, raising £155.40.

The Hair House, in Brighton Road sold cakes to clients all day, making £87.17.

Cubitt & West in Broadwater held its first ‘Macmillan Coffee Morning’ fundraiser and raised just over £200.

Highlights included strawberry scones, chocolate cup cakes and victoria sponge.

Sophie Moore and Rosie Steel set up a stall outside 
St Paul’s Centre in Chapel Road.

Jacobs Steel, also in Chapel Road, sold cakes and arranged a silent auction, which generated £1,700.

Prizes included spa treatments, resturant vouchers, a set of custom fitted Tom Wishon golf irons and a weekend break for two at La Triangle.

The mayoress’ coffee morning, held at West Worthing Baptist Church, raised £300.

Edinburgh Woollen Mill of South Street, Worthing, raised £151 for the charity. Staff at the Environment Agency raised £804 by selling cakes at a number of venues throughout the day.

Nationwide in Goring sold biscuits to customers.

Meanwhile, a cake sale arranged by Petrina Light and her mother Frankie Plastow in Ferring saw more than 80 people buy 200 cupcakes, 150 cookies plus rock road cakes and Chelsea buns.

The family have been running a coffee morning for the last eight years but this year raised £1,122, their largest ever amount.

Mrs Light said: “We advertised in the Herald and it really helped, we had people coming from as Durrington.

“We want to say a huge thank you to everybody who came along and everybody that donated cakes.

“We also had a raffle and a tombola and a lot of 
local businesses donated prizes.

“We were visited on Saturday by the Macmillan fundraising manager because we are one of the top contributors in Sussex.”