Pair’s suspended coffee and head shave helps raise thousands for Macmillan

Kate Couch Braves the Shave for Macmillan in Staples car park, Ipswich.

Kate Couch Braves the Shave for Macmillan in Staples car park, Ipswich.

A unique coffee morning in Ipswich has raised more than £2,400 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Allie Smith (left) and Kate Couch (right) ready to Brave the Shave for Macmillan in Staples car park

Allie Smith (left) and Kate Couch (right) ready to Brave the Shave for Macmillan in Staples car park, Ipswich with hairdresser Sally Williams

Kate Couch and Allie Smith have been running the ‘cafe sospeso’ or ‘suspended coffee’ idea popular in Italy, where people donate the price of a coffee to Macmillan, at Ms Couch’s Xpresso mobile coffee in the car park at Staples.

The pair then braved the shave on Friday to raise more than four-times their initial target of £500.

Ms Couch, or ‘Coffee Kate’ as she is known, said: “We are just completely overwhelmed by people’s generosity. I hear stories of people doing it all over the country, and it has really caught people’s attention.”

To donate, visit Kate’s brave the shave page or Allison’s.

Kate Couch (left) and Allie Smith (right) ready to Brave the Shave for Macmillan in Staples car park

Kate Couch (left) and Allie Smith (right) ready to Brave the Shave for Macmillan in Staples car park, Ipswich with hairdresser Sally Williams.


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