Around 118 coffee mornings were held throughout Harrogate and Knaresborough on Friday, September 30 as part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
UK-wide the charity are hopeful they have hit their fundraising target of £8.5m, with £15,889 raised so far around Harrogate and Knaresborough, and an estimated £4,000 still to be donated.
Macmillan’s fundraising manager in Harrogate and Knaresborough, Charlotte Stern, said “The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning was a fantastic success. I would like to thank everyone who took part. “It was a great event, and once again the people of Harrogate and Knaresborough got behind us whole-heartedly, helping us raise thousands of pounds to fund our services.
“We rely almost entirely on donations, and without all the hard work from our coffee morning hosts and goodwill from those who go along to their events, we wouldn’t be able to keep offering the fantastic services that so many people rely on.”
The money raised will be used to fund Macmillan’s vital cancer services including specialist nurses, a nurse-run support line and financial advice and support for cancer patients.
Fundraising manager Charlotte added: “I would urge anyone who is still to donate any money raised from their coffee morning to send it as soon as possible please, so we can start using the money to fund vital cancer support services.
“This was the 21st year Macmillan Cancer Support has held World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, and it only seems to get more popular. I’m sure next year’s event will be even bigger and better.”