Macmillan Coffee Morning: Hundreds join in the fun across Lowestoft and Southwold

Southwold Mayor Simon Tobin judges a cake baking competition for the Macmillan coffee morning at Sou

Southwold Mayor Simon Tobin judges a cake baking competition for the Macmillan coffee morning at Southwold boating lake. Pictured are Simon Tobin, Sue Doy, Penny Ball, Alison Mills, Betty Dillam and Nicky Wright. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Nursing homes, doctor's surgeries, tearooms, a bingo hall, primary school and an accountants all joined in the fund-raising fun across Lowestoft and Southwold today (Friday),

Bridge Road surgery, Oulton Broad Macmillan coffee morning.Amy Short (left) and Ellie Schofield who

Bridge Road surgery, Oulton Broad Macmillan coffee morning.Amy Short (left) and Ellie Schofield who organised the event. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Serving up a treat as part of the World's Biggest Coffee morning, a series of events were held in Waveney.

The Southwold Boating Lake tearoom held a baking competition to raise funds for Macmillan – with the Mayor of Southwold, Simon Tobin, having the tough task of sampling the entries before choosing a winner.

The cakes were then sliced up to be sold with all proceeds going to the cancer charity. There was also a competition to guess the number of coffee beans in a jar.

Event organiser David Ball, who owns the boating lake with his wife Penny, said: 'It was fun. We have had a lot of people down and everyone seemed to be enjoying the cake.'


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An inaugural event was also held at the Bridge Road Surgery in Oulton Broad – and it proved to be a popular draw for everyone.

By mid-afternoon yesterday, with another couple of hours to go, organisers Amy Short and Ellie Schofield admitted it had been a 'very busy' day. The two admin staff members at the surgery enlisted the help of staff, family, friends and patients – as more than 30 cakes were baked for the occasion.

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'It's been excellent,' Amy Short said. 'The Patient Participation Group (PPG) have also been involved - it has been a really good day.'

With hot beverages, cup cakes, slices of cake and the chance to buy whole cakes, 'something for everyone' was on offer.

'We've even had people who are not patients at the surgery coming in – we have been very busy,' she added.

IF YOU WERE INVOLVED IN ORGANISING A COFFEE MORNING EVENT IN WAVENEY, WHICH RAISED FUNDS FOR MACMILLAN, E-MAIL YOUR WORDS AND PICTURES TO mark.boggis@archant.co.uk

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