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Coffee mornings across Lincolnshire for Macmillan charity

By AlexColman  |  Posted: September 28, 2012

Organiser of the Skellingthorpe Health Centre Coffe Morning, Pamela Norris and Practice Nurse, Karen Brown.

Organiser of the Skellingthorpe Health Centre Coffe Morning, Pamela Norris and Practice Nurse, Karen Brown.

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Lincolnshire is doing its bit for charity today with coffee mornings in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support taking place in every corner of the county.

Over 1,000 coffe mornings are being held in the county after around £80,000 was raised for Macmillan in Lincolnshire, last year.

Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning is the charity's biggest fundraising event and people across the UK are asked to hold a coffee morning with proceeds going to Macmillan.

Some 51,000 people signed up to take part in 2011 with a record £10 million raised.

Schools, surgeries, businesses and community groups alike are all getting involved offering coffee, cakes, raffles and entertainment.

Skellingthorpe Health Centre is running its event for the eighth year, hoping to meet last year's target of £140.

Organiser, Pamela Norris, who works at the surgery said: "It's great to do our bit for charity but the coffee morning is also for the local residents to come along and have a chat.

"There's quite an elderly ratio of people that we see at the centre and they do look forward to the event.

"Everyone has helped out, the nurse's daughter and my granddaughters have made some cakes for today and my daughters have come along to help greet people and do the washing up."

You can use the Macmillan website to locate a coffee morning near you.

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