Redbridge Music Lounge host Macmillan coffee morning

Redbridge Music Lounge performers and members with their donation buckets

Redbridge Music Lounge performers and members with their donation buckets - Credit: Archant

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.

Staff and visitors enjoying the trust's Macmillan coffee mornings

Staff and visitors enjoying the trust's Macmillan coffee mornings - Credit: Archant

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.


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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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