By Beth Sharp Thursday 03 October 2013 Updated: 03/10 15:03
LAST Friday (September 27), residents, businesses, nurseries and other community organisations across Bromsgrove and Rubery poured together to host Macmillan Coffee Mornings.
This year the charity is hoping to cause a stir and beat last year's total of £15million. So far there has been an instant success with donations reaching £1,400,262 across the country and more are expected to drop in during the coming weeks.
Meadows First School organised a coffee morning for the cancer charity and raised £270 thanks to the help from the year four children who ran a cake sale.
Grosvenor House Nursing Home in Alvechurch raised £233 for the charity at a coffee morning held there. Staff and residents also welcomed the Chairman of Bromsgrove District Council, Coun June Grifffiths.
She said: "I am so pleased we were able to raise money for this worthy charity."
Jellybabies Nursery and the Coffee Pot, based at Longbridge Methodist Church, organised a joint coffee morning and raised £120 for the cause.
The Playgroup and Plus 2s groups from St Stephen's Church in Rednal have held a whole host of coffee mornings that will last two weeks so that they can accommodate all the parents who want to participate. So far they have raised £60 but are hoping to reach £100.
The Rubery branch of estate agents Robert Oulsnam and Co boiled up an impressive total of £317.84 when staff there held their first ever Macmillian coffee morning.
As well as the coffee and cakes, the coffers were boosted by the sale of raffle tickets.
Sales negotiator Lisa Sullivan said there was some great support from other Rubery businesses, including Delightfully Sweet, Cafelicious, Greggs, Collier Jewellers, Bright-Financial and Aura Floreo which between them supplied plenty of coffee, cakes and raffle prizes.
She thanked everyone who made it such a success and said: "Rubery has incredible community spirit and the coffee morning was proof of it.
"It was most pleasing to see so many faces on the day, joining us and raising money for a fantastic cause which touches so many."
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