Sussex played host to over 1500 coffee mornings

Sussex played host to over 1500 coffee mornings at the back end of September as part of the Macmillan Cancer Supports World’s Biggest Coffee Morning Event. From the events that ran in the UK alone the charity were hoping to hit their target of £8.5m and is was estimated that £246,000 would be raised just in Sussex.

One of the coffee mornings that has helped to raise funds to finance the essential services given to those fighting cancer was at the Hurstpierpoint Prep School, and they raised a fabulous £3,250 beating the amount they had raised last year by a whopping £1,544. The cheque presentation took place at the school last week.

Annie Carr and Gail Ciecierska are both parents who have children at the school, and they organised the coffee morning there with games, home made cakes, and sealed bids from businesses in the locality. The students wore green for the day and as well as donning funny hats and colourful wigs they stood shaking buckets at the gates for a money collection.

Gail has said that they are overjoyed at the amount they had raised and wanted to thank all those who participated. She added that they wanted especially to thank Hurst College for letting them host the event there and thanks also went to those who had helped to raise such a fantastic amount in only two hours. She also said that the local businesses had been very supportive and that Macmillan had a special place in many people’s hearts.

The Sussex fundraising manager for Sussex, Rachel David, said that the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning at the school had been a phenomenal success and that she wanted to thank the Annie and Gail for their hard work as well as the students and the Headmistress of Hurst Prep Heather Beeby.