'Biggest' coffee morning nets thousands of pounds for cancer charity

PUBLISHED: 12:14 19 January 2015 | UPDATED: 12:17 19 January 2015

Spencer McCarthy from Churchill presents a cheque to Katie Blake from Macmillan Cancer Support.

Spencer McCarthy from Churchill presents a cheque to Katie Blake from Macmillan Cancer Support.

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In all, £21,749.81 was generated

A retirement developer has raised more than £20,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support following a successful campaign to raise vital funds for the charity.

Churchill Colleagues and Owners living at Holyshute Lodge, in Honiton, all came together to brew, bake, drink, eat and raffle their way to the total as part of its annual World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event.

Spencer McCarthy, chairman of Churchill Retirement Living, presented the cheque for £21,749.81 to Katie Blake from Macmillan Cancer Support.

Mr McCarthy said: “This is the sixth year Churchill has taken part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and we wanted to ensure we raised more money than ever before, which we are delighted to say we have.

“Being able to present this cheque to Macmillan this week is a real pleasure as we know how vital such fundraising is to the work that they do.

“It also makes serving 115 cups of tea and coffee to the team at head office all the more worthwhile too.”

Katie Blake added: “We are so grateful to Churchill Retirement Living for choosing to support the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning again this year.

The money raised will go towards supporting the two million people affected by cancer today, ensuring that no one will face cancer alone.”

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