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Did you go to a socially distanced Macmillan Coffee Morning?

PUBLISHED: 18:59 25 September 2020

Anne McFadyen at the Macmillan Coffee morning in Somersham  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Anne McFadyen at the Macmillan Coffee morning in Somersham Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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A series of Macmillan Coffee Mornings have been held across Suffolk as the charity looks to combat coronavirus losses.

Janet Hodge with her cake for the Macmillan Coffee morning in Somersham  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNJanet Hodge with her cake for the Macmillan Coffee morning in Somersham Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The cancer charity’s annual coffee and cake sales were a doubt this year, although continued despite the latest round of Covid-19 restrictions.

Macmillan also said it expects to lose £200,000 in lost fundraising from the Coffee Mornings this year.

Events were held in Somersham and Lavenham, while Bawdsey Primary School also held its own cake sale, raising £230.

A spokesman for Macmillan East of England said they were “chuffed” with the turnout this year – both physical and virtual.

Pauline Wragg at the Macmillan Coffee morning in Somersham  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNPauline Wragg at the Macmillan Coffee morning in Somersham Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The spokesman added: “People living with cancer need our support more than ever, so we can’t thank you enough for turning out - in person or virtually - for Macmillan this year.”

The charity has lost an estimated 71% of its income (£20million) due to the pandemic – meaning 80,000 people living with cancer may go without the support of a Macmillan nurse next year.

Donations to the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning can still be made here.

Lily & Teddy Palmer and Gabriel & Kit Roche at the Bawdsey Primary School Coffee Morning  Picture: BAWDSEY CEVC PRIMARY SCHOOLLily & Teddy Palmer and Gabriel & Kit Roche at the Bawdsey Primary School Coffee Morning Picture: BAWDSEY CEVC PRIMARY SCHOOL


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