Cups of coffee and tasty treats enjoyed across Norfolk

The shed Cafe, Henstead Macmillan Coffee morning.

The shed Cafe, Henstead Macmillan Coffee morning. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Kettles have been boiling and cakes have been happily consumed as the county does its bit to help raise money by taking part in Macmillan Cancer Support's World's Biggest Coffee Morning.

In 2013, 154,000 people across the country signed up to Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning, raising a record £20m for the charity which offers help and support to people affected by cancer.

This year Macmillan will hope for another successful Coffee Morning and the people of Norfolk have been doing their bit today.

The Shed Cafe at Henstead Arts and Craft Centre raised more than £380 for the good cause. The cafe donated the coffee while the unit holders at the arts and craft centre in Toad Row donated all the homemade cakes. There was also a raffle and a competition to guess how many sweets were on a cake.

Ellen Winser, owner of The Shed Cafe, said, 'It was great. We had loads of people through all day.'

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A garden party was hosted by Martin and Carolyn Parkhouse at their daughter Emma's home in Morley Road today. The couple, who worked in local care homes before they retired, have both experienced looking after a parent with cancer.

Mr Parkhouse, who, helped by daughter Emma and son Clayton, spent seven hours baking cakes yesterday, served up refreshments to visitors, with Mrs Parkhouse in charge of pouring tea and coffee.

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'We wanted to help as I think everybody is affected by cancer, whether directly or indirectly, and Macmillan Cancer Support is such a worthy cause,' Mr Parkhouse said.

There are still plenty of coffee mornings taking place tomorrow and a more detailed look at the county's coffee morning efforts will be in tomorrow's Eastern Daily Press.

Have you got any pictures from a coffee morning you hosted? Email

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