HUNDREDS of people brewed up to raise thousands of pounds locally for Macmillan Cancer Support as part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
A number of coffee mornings took place around the Louth area on Friday as part of the national charity’s latest push for funds.
A whopping £1,200 was raised at a coffee morning at the Conoco Rooms in Louth, which had drinks, crafts, games and a huge amount of support from local businesses, many donating takings from the day.
Organiser Sam Parkin said: “We’re very pleased with how much we raised, we were so busy all day.
“I have had cervical cancer and despite my diagnosis Macmillan’s aid has helped me to believe I can win this battle. Without them I know I would not be as positive as I am.
“Cancer has got to stop being a scary word and people should know the symptoms, days like this are so important for spreading awareness of it.”
Meanwhile over at the Eastgate branch of Boots in Louth, staff rallied round to raise a brilliant £455 for the Macmillan cause, which Boots have matched to make an overall total of £910.
Crowds were drawn in from the busy streets by Adam Barter, a Boots employee playing his accordian outside the store, and inside there was more fun and games including a guess the cake weight contest.
Carol Jackson, pharmacy assistant at the Eastgate branch, is also a past cancer sufferer and helped organise the event.
“We had a really busy day and it’s brilliant that we can give something back,” she explained.
“Macmillan have helped me along the way. Macmillan is Boots’ chosen charity for the year and we as a company want to thank them for all the support they give.”