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Di's dilemma as Macmillan Coffee morning fundraiser approaches

Ross Crawford 22nd Aug, 2020 Updated: 22nd Aug, 2020

IT will be a Macmillan Coffee Morning like no other this year at 90 Vicarage Crescent in Redditch.

The amazing Di Driscoll is once again putting her apron on to bake some fantastic cakes in return for donations to the cancer support charity.

The problem she’s got is that with Covid-19 and the current social distancing rules, cramming loads of people into her home to enjoy cakes, coffee, tea and to browse the jams and preserves as well as other items will be difficult.

“I could do with knowing the number of people who intend to come and what time to expect them,” said Di, who’s been baking for Macmillan Cancer Support for 12 years, raising thousands of pounds for the charity in the process.

This year has been particularly difficult for the caring charity which has lost tens of millions of pounds due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Di’s Coffee Morning will be on Wednesday, September 16.

If you’re planning to go along to try her delicious baking, give her a call on 01527 62772 so she can judge numbers and timing.

If people just want to pop in to make a donation, they can do that too.

Fundraising manager for Macmillan Cancer Support, Kate Thomas, said: “Every Coffee Morning changes lives.

“Demand for our cancer support services is greater than ever, but, due to coronavirus, we are facing a significant drop in our income.

“The truth is we can’t continue to be there for all the people who need us without your support.”

People can get involved by visiting or by searching Macmillan Coffee Morning.


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