Wow! You raised thousands for Macmillan in north Norfolk

Gail Beck (left) and Trudie Hanley with the Macmillan stall at Cromer's K Hardware shop. Picture: DA

Gail Beck (left) and Trudie Hanley with the Macmillan stall at Cromer's K Hardware shop. Picture: DAVE 'HUBBA' ROBERTS - Credit: Archant

Great British Bake Off eat your heart out - north Norfolk's cooks surpassed themselves with cakes ranging from the elegant to the down-to-earth and scrumptious, all in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Macmillan fundraising at Cromer's White Horse pub. From front: Theo Babbage being held by his grandm

Macmillan fundraising at Cromer's White Horse pub. From front: Theo Babbage being held by his grandma and pub landlady Anne Kemp, Sharon Liley, Laura Nickerson, Valerie Whtieford and Melanie Fisher. Picture: DAVE 'HUBBA' ROBERTS - Credit: Archant

Thousand of pounds were raised across the district on Friday, this year's Macmillan Biggest Coffee Morning date, and days around it.

Among local events were:

? SiS held its annual Coffee Morning and Walk in aid of Macmillan Cancer support on Friday September 23, at St Peter's Church Hall, Sheringham, raising £879. More than 30 walkers took part in a Fit Together walk, some of whom had sponsors.

? Purdy's Tea Room, based at Woodgate Nursery in Aylsham, hosted a Macmillan Coffee Day on Friday, September 30, which included a charity raffle to win a hamper full of tea room and nursery goodies, worth over £50. All hot drink proceeds sold throughout the day went to the charity, with the tea room also offering Macmillan-themed cakes, including a selection of butterfly cupcakes, raising more than £700 for Macmillan.

Tony Shipp and his wife Sandra enjoy coffee and cake for Macmillan at Cromer's North Lodge Park café

Tony Shipp and his wife Sandra enjoy coffee and cake for Macmillan at Cromer's North Lodge Park café. Picture: DAVE 'HUBBA' ROBERTS - Credit: Archant


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? The Friends of North Lodge Park, Cromer, raised £410.87 in three hours with coffee and cakes in the park café.

? Henry's Coffee and Tea Store, Church Street, Cromer, raised just over £300 with their Macmillan event on Friday. It included a raffle and Spot the Cake competition.

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? The White Horse pub, West Street, Cromer raised about £730 with tables groaning under the weight of homemade cakes.

? A coffee morning in Southrepps Church raised £800.

Macmillan coffee morning Purdy’s Tea Room at Woodgate Nursery

Macmillan coffee morning Purdy’s Tea Room at Woodgate Nursery - Credit: Archant

There are now 2.5m people in the UK living with cancer. By 2030 it will be 4m people.

Macmillan Cancer Support says: 'One in three of us will get cancer, and it will be one of the toughest things we'll ever have to face.

'Our goal is to make sure no one faces cancer alone. We provide medical, emotional, practical and financial support, as well as campaigning for better cancer care. And because cancer affects more than just those facing it, we're there for friends and family too.'

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