Businesses, schools and individuals will put on spreads of coffee, tea and cakes this week to raise money for a cancer charity.
Macmillan Cancer Support’s annual World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event takes place on Friday, September 25.
Events are taking place across the area. In Stamford, The Well at Trinity Methodist Church will be open from 10am to midday.
Bluebird Care will welcome people from 11am to 3pm at their offices at 16, Wharf Road. The business held a successful event for the first time last year.
Westside Health and Fitness Club in West Street will host a coffee morning from 10am. There will also be free Zumba and indoor cycling classes at 7.15pm, open to members and non-members.
The parent teacher association at St Augustine’s Primary School in Kesteven Road will host an event at the school from 9am to 11am. And Stamford Free Church in Kesteven Road will welcome visitors from 10am to 11.45am.
Essex Road Sheltered Housing Complex will welcome visitors the following day, on Saturday, September 26. There will be craft stalls and competitions.
M&S in High Street is holding a raffle, which will be drawn on Sunday, September 27. At 12.30pm on September 25 the team, who have donated money to the cause, will splat a cream pie in the face of their chosen manager.
At the Church Centre in Scotgate tea, coffee and homemade cakes will be served from 11am to 4pm. There will also be games.
In the Deepings, the Iron Horse Ranch House, in High Street, Market Deeping, will put its own individual spin on the coffee morning on September 25 by giving it a 1940s theme. Visitors from 9am to midday will be treated to hits from the decade by Rachel Eyre, alongside teas, coffees, cakes, home-made breads, chutneys and jams.
A morning will be held by Deepings Bowling Association at their green in Spalding Road, Deeping St James from 10am to midday. A donation of £1 includes a coffee or tea plus a cake.
In Bourne, R J Scholes Funeral Service in Wherry’s Lane will welcome visitors from 10am on Thursday, September 24. Marketing administrator Ellie Turner said: “Whether its chocolate cake or fruit cake come down and enjoy these tasty treats.”
On September 25 Digby Court care home will hold a coffee morning from 11am. A coffee morning will also be held in Rippingale village hall from 10.30am until 12.30pm on September 25. There will also be a small raffle.
Bourne Methodist Church will be open for coffee and cake from 10am to midday.
In Rutland, the Co-operative Funeralcare in High Street, Oakham, will host a coffee morning from 10am.
South Luffenham village hall will serve coffee, tea and cakes from 10am to midday. Offers of help on the day or cakes, preserves and raffle prizes would be greatly appreciated. Call Sue Geary on 01572 720896.
Barrowden and Wakerley Community Shop, in Wakerley Road, Barrowden, will host a coffee morning from 10am to midday.
The White Lion in Wing will be open from 9.30am, serving teas and coffees. Essendine village hall will also host a coffee morning from 10am to 11.30am.
Easton Garford School in New Road, Easton-on-the-Hill, will welcome visitors from 9.30am. And the White Swan in Harringworth will also host a coffee morning from 10.30am to midday. Cakes and preserves to sell are welcome.
And some people have already held their events. Geraldine Knibbs hosted a coffee morning with stalls at Wittering village hall on Saturday, September 12. Plenty of people turned up to enjoy a drink and a cake, and £1,255 was raised on the day.
Geraldine said: “I want to say thank you to everyone who come and supported us, and to those who helped out.”
Last year a total of £25,102,796 was raised across the UK. If you would like to hold your own coffee morning, visit coffee.macmillan.org.uk or call 0845 602 1246.
E-mail details of your event to firstname.lastname@example.org.