Redbridge Music Lounge host Macmillan coffee morning

PUBLISHED: 08:33 01 October 2013 | UPDATED: 08:33 01 October 2013

Redbridge Music Lounge performers and members with their donation buckets

Redbridge Music Lounge performers and members with their donation buckets


From live music to raffles and face painting, Ilford residents laid on a host of activities to mark Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

The annual event, which saw people get together for parties on Friday and Saturday, made a record-breaking £15 million for Macmillan last year.

The Redbridge Music Lounge kicked off the entertainment on Friday, with a number of performances as well as refreshments.

Their event, at the walled garden in Valentine’s Mansion, Emerson Road, collected approximately £300, which chair Chris Wyatt called “very pleasing”.

King George Hospital also got in the act, selling cakes which had been donated by staff and patients and raffle tickets.

A total of £2,081 was raised in conjunction with Queen’s Hospital, Romford.

Organisers Alix Holmes and Heather Wright called it a “fantastic turnout” and said it was the first Macmillan coffee morning they had held.

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