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Aldborough Hatch residents didn’t let a marquee blowing away ruin their Macmillan coffee morning

PUBLISHED: 11:44 04 October 2017 | UPDATED: 11:44 04 October 2017

Joyce Priest and Sue Purkiss's cakes sold like hot cakes Picture: Ron Jeffries

Joyce Priest and Sue Purkiss's cakes sold like hot cakes Picture: Ron Jeffries

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Despite a change of venue - after the marquee which the event was going to be held in blew away in a storm - Aldborough Hatch residents came out in force to raise money for Macmillan.

Mary Garrett organised the World's Biggest Coffee Morning event at St Peter's Church, Aldborough Hatch. Picture: Ron JeffriesMary Garrett organised the World's Biggest Coffee Morning event at St Peter's Church, Aldborough Hatch. Picture: Ron Jeffries

Mary Garrett, of Aldborough Hall Equestrian Centre, Aldborough Road, moved the event to St. Peter’s Church Hall and great fun was had by all, raising more than £500 for charity.

Resident Ron Jeffries, 84, said: “Joyce Priest and Sue Purkis made an array of delicious cakes which sold like the proverbial hot cakes.

“Coffee and teas were served by Jean Sibbald, whilst Val Smith and Sue Paddon organised the raffle with over a dozen prizes.”

As well as delicious treats to sample, residents could pick up some plants and flowers from a stall manned by Linda Bowley.

“Some 50 or so people attended during the morning, raising £585 for Macmillan Cancer Support,” added Mr Jeffries.

“(It is) a charity very much at the heart of people in the area, many of whom are grateful for the support they and their relatives have received.”


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