Saddleworth turns green for Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Mornings

THERE will be coffee, cake and loads of cash raised for charity at a host of fundraisers across Saddleworth in aid of Macmillan.

The community is turning green once more for the annual World’s Biggest Coffee Mornings, afternoon teas, and other events.

At St Thomas’s Church in Lees, their event was held early and saw the community room filled with decorations and refreshments for their coffee morning.

Special guests the Mayor of Oldham Cllr Ginny Alexander and Youth Mayor Samah Khalil joined the public to enjoy the occasion.

There was also a raffle and ‘guess how many berries in the cake’ competition at the event, which was organised by the LSG Business Hub.

At St Thomas’s: Organisers Karen Jakeman and Anita Dawes, Janet Walker, Mayor of Oldham Cllr Ginny Alexander (front left), and Youth Mayor Samah Khalil

Elsewhere £238 was raised at Springhead Congregational Church as the Congregational Café served up light lunches and snacks as well as drinks and cake.

Money was also raised through a raffle and stalls including hand-made and knitted items and any remaining cakes were sold at the Toddlers Group.

Events still to take place include a coffee morning at Apollonia House Dental Practice in Grasscroft on Friday, September 27 from 10am.

As well as it being a coffee morning, the practice is offering oral health checks with its dentists throughout the day.

In Diggle, Margaret Hardy and her daughters will put on their annual popular event at Diggle Band Club on Friday, September 27 from 10am-1pm.

Entry costs £2.50, including a hot drink and cake, and there will be various stalls, a tombola, and raffle as well as a large array of cakes and treats on sale.

Meanwhile, there will be a Soup and Sandwiches event at Delph Methodist Church on Friday, September 27 from 11am-1pm.

Entry to the event, organised by Betty Tomlinson, costs £6 which includes soup and sandwiches, tea or coffee, and cake. There will also be a raffle.

There is another event on Friday, September 27 at Greenfield Methodist Church from 11am-4pm, when guests can tuck into cakes, sandwiches and drinks.

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