Saddleworth turns green with host of events for Macmillan

KIND-HEARTED Saddleworth turned green once more for Macmillan with a host of World’s Biggest Coffee Mornings and events.

Betty Tomlinson threw open the doors of her home in Delph to host a lunch-time event with mouth-watering soup and sandwiches, as well as a raffle, raising £291.

Hazel Baxter also invited guests into her home in Uppermill and laid on refreshments as well as an impressive craft stall, tombola and book stall.

The craft items, including cards and knitted items, were all made by Hazel, Lynne Barker and Shirley Griffiths, along with work by artists Julia Carr and Janet Farrington.

Elsewhere at Springlees and Dunsford Court, residents welcomed in family, friends and the public to their Coffee Morning.

They laid on a fantastic spread of cakes, buns, and scones, as well as a tombola and games, raising £1,056 for Macmillan and Dementia UK.

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The annual extravaganza at Diggle Band Club, hosted by Margaret Hardy and her daughters Paula Hardy and Linda Heywood since 2004, was another huge success, raising around £1,000.

Guests flocked to enjoy the refreshments along with the home-made stall, a raffle, tombola, and activities including guess the weight of the cake and name the teddy bear.

At Moonstone psychic venue and gift shop in Greenfield there was a delicious spread of cakes and coffee as they raised funds for the charity.

And at Knowsley Junior School, Year 3 pupils got hands on to design brightly coloured plates to use at their Coffee Afternoon, organised by teaching assistant Michelle Lawson.

Parents, family and friends filled the hall, which was decorated with banners and balloons, to enjoy the cakes made or brought in by pupils and staff, as well as a kind donation by Tesco’s, Greenfield, and they raised £294.


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