South Norfolk and north Suffolk ready for Macmillan coffee morning

People will be rushing to put the kettle on Friday as fundraisers across south Norfolk and north Suffolk join in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Venues including libraries, village halls, pubs and shops will be inviting people to enjoy a cuppa and a slice of cake in exchange for donations which will help people living with cancer.

The nationwide event, which celebrates its 21st birthday, raised �8m last year.

Blooms of Bressingham Garden Centre, near Diss, is one attraction hoping to raise as much cash as possible for the popular charity.

Adrian Goodall, general manager, said: 'We will be providing free tea and coffee between 9am and midday and inviting customers to make a donation to the charity. We hope lots of people come along to the event and help us support this worthy cause.'


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Meanwhile Daniel Poulter, MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, will be throwing his backing behind a coffee morning at Yaxley Village Hall, and The Swan Hotel in Harleston will also be hosting an event between 9.30am and 12.30pm.

Elsewhere New Buckenham Village Hall will be holding an extended coffee morning from 7am to midday, with breakfast being served until 9am.

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The Cherry Tree pub in Wicklewood will be supplying coffee and cakes between 10am and midday, and The Wishing Tree in Long Stratton will be serving drinks from 9.30am and a percentage of the day's sales will also be donated to Macmillan.

Attleborough Library will also be hosting a coffee morning from 10.30am.

Meanwhile the Attleborough and District Committee of Macmillan Cancer Support raised �946.73 for the charity when it hosted its coffee morning at Attleborough Town Hall last Friday.

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