6 Macmillan Coffee Morning visits, scores of volunteers, 6 teas, several cakes, another inch on the waistline, but great pride in the work people across Chesterforld have put in to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support

Friday September 29th is this year’s Macmillan Coffee Morning. I have been to six different coffee mornings across Chesterfield and it’s great to see the way that the whole community is getting behind this incredibly important cause.


I started off this morning at Abercrombie School, which, I think, is the only school running a coffee morning. It was great to see people supporting it there and then along to Chesterfield Tennis Club where there were people enjoying a hit and also enjoying the coffee morning. Then along to The Badger Pub on Brockwell Lane where, I think, they are running a coffee morning all day today and good to see people from across the community supporting a local community owned pub. Then, to my Office, to Chesterfield Labour Club, where the biggest turn out of the day, so far was there with people having a raffle and supporting the coffee morning and then along to see the young people at Fairplay. A really inspirational charity on Springbank Road that work with young people with learning difficulties, young adults who are making their way in the world and getting support on their journey and great to be served  by the young people down there.


So, the final of the coffee mornings that I’m at today is undoubtably the biggest of them all, here at Brimington Bowling Club. Pam Wright who has been running if for how long now Pam?


Pam: 20 plus years.


Toby: Many, many years. Raised tens of thousands of pounds for Macmillan. Here at Brimington Bowling Club they have a competition all day long, stalls, auctions and people playing to enter the bowling competition. So, it’s a fantastic way to end what’s been a superb Macmillan Coffee Morning day.


It’s really about the services that Macmillan provide. That’s what today is really about. So, I have come up here to the Macmillan Cancer Support centre at Chesterfield Royal Hospital to finish the video and really recognise the work that they’re doing.

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