Cuppa success at coffee mornings

Cherrill Smith, Val Cole, Tina D'Ambrosio and jamie-Leigh Flintoft at  Vittorio's hair and beauty at Whittlesey running a Macmillan coffee morning EMN-150926-000250009

Cherrill Smith, Val Cole, Tina D'Ambrosio and jamie-Leigh Flintoft at Vittorio's hair and beauty at Whittlesey running a Macmillan coffee morning EMN-150926-000250009

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Cakes were baked, kettles boiled and hundreds of pounds raised for charity as Peterborough sat down for a cuppa at coffee mornings across the city.

The Macmillan Coffee Morning saw dozens of events held around Peterborough and the surrounding area, with young and old taking time out to raise cash for the charity.

Stamford Essex Road complex Macmillan coffee morning. Brenda Hopkins, Barbara Carter, Pamela Blades, Geena Blades, Sue Downs, Margaret Shilham and Jonathan Goodman. EMN-150926-234201009

Stamford Essex Road complex Macmillan coffee morning. Brenda Hopkins, Barbara Carter, Pamela Blades, Geena Blades, Sue Downs, Margaret Shilham and Jonathan Goodman. EMN-150926-234201009

Pupils at Hampton College were amongst those taking part, baking cakes staff, parents and other youngsters.

A spokesman for the school said: “Students baked and bought cakes and biscuits for sale in the Common Room. Staff and students made refreshments. It was a very successful morning and, not only was a great deal of cake consumed, £78 was raised for this important charity.”

Staff at Peterborough City Hospital got in on the act, and were aiming to beat the £400 they raised last year.

Jacqui Poole, senior staff nurse in the Outpatients Department, said: “We raised money for the same event last year, so it has now become a tradition to participate. It is such a good cause, supported by many staff whose lives have been touched by cancer in one way or another, so we all wanted to do our bit.”

Staff and  visitors at the Bull Hotel, Westgate who attended a Macmillan coffee morning EMN-150926-000500009

Staff and visitors at the Bull Hotel, Westgate who attended a Macmillan coffee morning EMN-150926-000500009

Kiddi Caru’s Peterborough day nursery held its own coffee morning to raise funds support of MacMillan Cancer Support.

The staff wore their green tops and held a nursery bake-off between the staff. In manner similar to Paul Hollywood, Deputy Manager, Ashleigh provided a range of new and exciting cake recipes for everyone to try their hand at. The children got involved icing biscuits and enjoying flour play.

The winning cake was a Victoria Sponge baked by Ashleigh Kaye. All the cakes were then sold to parents in exchange for a donation to charity raising almost £50 for MacMillan Cancer Support.

Emma Austin, Nursery Manager, said: “We have a lot of team members who absolutely love baking so the competition to be named the winning baker was fierce.

Julie Mair (care manager), Leisa Mackenzie (director), Karen Andie (operations administrator and Naomi Lovell (care co-ordinator) from Bluebird care at Stamford organising a Macmillan  coffee morning EMN-150926-000557009

Julie Mair (care manager), Leisa Mackenzie (director), Karen Andie (operations administrator and Naomi Lovell (care co-ordinator) from Bluebird care at Stamford organising a Macmillan coffee morning EMN-150926-000557009

“I was personally delighted to judge the entries as I simply adore cake but it was a tough decision to make. We had a really fun day whilst raising funds for a very worthwhile charity.”

Staff and pupils at the Macmillan Coffee Morning

Staff and pupils at the Macmillan Coffee Morning

The Kiddi Caru Coffee Morning

The Kiddi Caru Coffee Morning