September 25th, 2016

Borough brews up some big totals

Updated: 10:18 am, May 07, 2015

SCORES of people were putting on the kettle to brew up stacks of cash for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Residents across the borough and the surrounding area joined those up and down the country last Friday (September 26) in celebrating the charity’s annual World’s Biggest Coffee Morning fund-raiser.

Among those joining in was Batchley and Brockhill Councillor Pattie Hill who served up tea and cakes in the historic surroundings of the town’s Palace Theatre. The event has so far raised almost £500.

Hot beverages and delicious delights were not the only offerings at an event in The Square in Callow Hill as it was also attended by Ida Parkinson, who was the first Macmillan nurse in Redditch.

More than £466 was raised through the event organised by resident Lucy Hatfield.

Staff at the Standard also took time out to indulge in a treat or two raising more than £50 for the charity with another £57 so far from the sale of raffle tickets.

Toni Hudson and other members of the newspaper’s sales team brought in cakes they had baked from home for their colleagues to enjoy.

Customers and staff at Becketts Farm near Wythall raised more than £500 with a special charity baking competition.

As well as the cake contest the business donated £1 to Macmillan for every tea and coffee bought on the day.

In Bradley Green, near Feckenham, residents used one of their twice monthly drop-in coffee mornings last Wednesday (September 24) to boost the fund by £463. As well as tea and cake there were a variety of stalls selling everything from antiques to jewellery.

Coun Pattie Hill with Batchley residents Linda Mogg and Julie Upton. (s)

Residents in Bradley Green celebrate a successful coffee morning in aid of Macmillan. Picture by Marcus Mingins 3914030MMR

Members of the Standard’s sales team helped raise more than £100 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Picture by Ian Dipple (s).