World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Pop the kettle on, make yourself a cuppa and raise vital funds for a leading cancer charity this Friday.

Pop the kettle on, make yourself a cuppa and raise vital funds for a leading cancer charity this Friday, September 30.

The World's Biggest Coffee Morning, organised by Macmillan Cancer Relief, sees organisations, schools, businesses and community groups simultaneously holding fund-raising events across the country.

Last year's coffee mornings raised more than £105,000 locally and the charity hopes even more people will join in the fun this year.

The money helps fund Macmillan's increasing range of services, including specialist nurses, doctors and other health professionals, new cancer care centres and practical help at home.


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Here are some of the Coffee Morning's taking place in Norfolk and Suffolk this Friday. For further events, use our listings search.

t Staff and residents at the Great Hospital in Bishopgate, Norwich are inviting locals to join them for coffee and view the magnificent medieval buildings, 10am-1pm.

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t A coffee morning is being hosted at the Edinburgh Hall in Great Hockham, near Watton, 10am-12.

t Thetford fire station will hold a coffee morning in the station, 9am-2pm. There will be a chance to ask questions about fire safety.

t Thetford Methodist Church Hall will be open 9.30am-12.

t The Living World Christian Fellowship at 115, Bury Road, Thetford, will be open for refreshments, 10am-12.

t Gill Smith and friends are holding a coffee morning with a difference in Burnham Market. Local people will get the chance to travel in style around Burnham Market in a horse and carriage as well as enjoying tasty Fair Trade coffee, tea and biscuits. It runs from 10.30am until 1.30pm at Westgate House and next door at St Henry's Church, Burnham Market Green.

t As well as tea and a slice of cake for £1, people supporting the Beetley Village Hall coffee morning can also enjoy a reflexology taster session. Opens from 9.15am to 11.30am.

t The Macmillan Cancer Relief Attleborough and district committee holds its coffee morning, 9am-1pm, at the Town Hall.

t The Calypso Coffee Company in North Walsham is holding an all-day coffee morning at its headquarters in Douglas Bader Close between 7am and 6.30pm. Coffee can also be taken away for a donation.

t Rackham's Funeral Service in Diss, is hosting a coffee morning from 10am-12. at its Waveney Chapel.

t Staff, residents and friends of Bupa's Brandon Park Residential and Nursing Home, Brandon, start their coffee morning at 11am.

t The Rotary Club of Broadlands is holding a coffee morning at Wroxham Church Hall, 10am-12.

t The Aga Shop in Holt will be serving coffee, 10am-12.

t St Benet's Hall in North Walsham will run an event from 9am until noon.

t Rackheath Primary School in Willoughby Way will welcome Keith Simpson MP to its coffee morning, 8.45am-10am.

t Riverside Retreat, Wrox-ham, will serve coffee, tea and cakes, 9am-1pm.

t Colney Woodland Burial Park near Norwich is one of the more unusual venues for a coffee morning. Visitors to the tranquil park will be able to buy refreshments between 10am and 3pm. People will be able to wander around the wood and there will be a wildlife photography exhibition.

t Sheila and Peter Dunning will welcome people to their home at Bridge Cottage, Honing Road, Dilham, 10.30am-12.30pm, coffee and cake.

t Shirley Wagg, at Waggtails Kennels, Manor Farm, Tattersett, will serve delicious coffee, and a tasty lunch will be served for £5.

t Hazel Briggs is holding a coffee morning at Broome Village Hall, Sun Road, 10am-12.

t Wymondham Dell Bowls Club is holding a coffee morning, 10.30am-12.

t Mary Smith of Meadowland, Half Field Lane, Deopham Green, Wymondham, is holding an event at her home. 9.30am-1.30pm.

t Lynn Hodds is holding a coffee morning at Martham Village Hall, 9am-12, attractions include a grand draw, cakes stall, bric a brac, grid game and much more.

t Mrs Carter will be holding a coffee morning at Aldorma Chapel Lane, Potter Heigham, 10am-4pm, with a raffle, coffee, and delicious cakes

t Gloria Fenton of Macmillan's King's Lynn committee will be holding a coffee morning at 18, The Birches, South Wootton, 10am-12. Coffee and tasty biscuits will be served

t Caffe Uno at Tombland, Norwich, will hold its coffee morning between 9am and noon. Staff will be serving their own home-made cakes and will bedonate their tips for the morning to the coffee morning.

t Zest Café Bar and Grill at Sprowston Marriott Hotel, near Norwich, will be holding a coffee morning, 10am-1pm. As well as coffee and cakes there will be a raffle.

t Café Benjamin at Jarrold in Norwich will be once again holding a coffee morning, 9.30am-12.

t A collection to support the World's Biggest Coffee Morning is being made at Norwich International airport departure lounge.

t St Andrew's Parish Hall, Holt, will be serving drinks and running various stalls, 10am-12, on Saturday.

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