Posted: Sat 8th Oct 2016

Uk’s Biggest Coffee Morning Takes Over Caerphilly

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This article is old - Published: Saturday, Oct 8th, 2016

Caerphilly council, schools and tourism venues all gathered to support Macmillan’s big coffee morning on Friday 30 September. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Macmillan coffee morning is known as the biggest in the UK and helps raise money for the largest British charity, Macmillan Cancer Support. The charity provides emotional, financial and health care advice to people who are or have been affected by Cancer. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Caerphilly Council wanted to show their support for the charity and decided to hold a coffee morning in Penallta House, Ystrad Mynach. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Council employees queued from 9am until midday for their slice of cake and cup of coffee after donating £1 each. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Local bakeries, Castell Howell Foods, Garth Bakery Limited, Woosnam Diaries and catering at Caerphilly County Borough Council supplied the delicious cakes, making it a very successful morning, helping raise an incredible £312 for Macmillan Cancer. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Local schools, Hendre Infants and Crumlin Primary School along with Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Allta also joined in the fun by holding their own coffee morning. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Delyth Williams, Head Teacher at Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Allta said, “Our coffee morning was a huge success seeing us raise a fantastic £300 for Macmillan Cancer. I would like to thank everyone for taking part and also to the school council for organising the whole event.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Llancaiach Fawr held theirs on the Friday morning and raised £160. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Keith Reynolds, Leader of Council said, “It is wonderful to see so many coffee mornings being held for such a good cause. Every year the event grows in popularity and I am pleased that we at the Council play our part. Thank you to everyone involved who organised the fun event and who supplied the food and drink and well done to all the organisations, throughout the borough, who held their own coffee morning.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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