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Belper bakes for Macmillan

24 November, 2016
Storm troopers at the Specsavers store in Belper helped pull in the donations for their Macmillan coffee morning

Macmillan Cancer Support has received a boost from Specsavers in Belper after they took part in Macmillan’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’, raising more than £600.

Cakes for a good cause

Members the team on King Street put their baking skills to the test as they invited customers and passers-by to enjoy a delicious slice of home-made cake from their stall outside the store, in exchange for a £1 donation to the national charity.

To add some fun to the day, the team decorated the store and fans of Star Wars were delighted by the presence of several Storm Troopers handing out cakes and accepting donations.

‘We were blown away by the generosity of the donations we received on the day,’ said store director Andy McBride. ‘Friends and family members of the team put so much effort into providing some delicious cakes, and we would like to thank everyone who got involved.

‘We all know someone affected by cancer; that’s why the work Macmillan does is so important, and we’re thrilled to be donating such a fantastic amount to the charity. We were aiming to beat last year’s total – and we completely smashed it!’

The worlds biggest coffee morning

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event. Each year, the charity invites people across the UK to host their own coffee mornings, with last year’s event raising more than £25 million.

Macmillan Cancer Support provides financial, emotional and medical support to cancer sufferers and their families. There are more than 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK alone.

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