AN estimated £75,000 has been raised in the borough thanks to businesses and organisations joining in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
Macmillan Cancer Support hold the annual event to boost funds for the charity and nationwide hope to raise £10,000 for the charity.
Businesses at Cobalt Park in North Tyneside have joined forces in fundraising efforts for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee morning (Fri 28 Sept).
Cobalt Business Park was a hub for activities on Friday included coffee mornings, raffles, prize draws, cake sales and dress downs days.
Muggy the Macmillan coffee morning mascot was on site all day.
Cobalt also teamed up with Lottie McPhees speciality cupcakes of Whitley Bay on a competition for staff to win a delicious giant cupcake baked in their own flavour suggestion, the competition saw hundreds of flavour ideas submitted.
Liege Bagnall, Store Manager of Lottie McPhees said “We are thrilled to be supporting Cobalt in their first World’s Biggest Coffee morning event, let the baking commence!”
Amy Carroll, Events and Communication Manager at Cobalt Business Park said: “Macmillan have engaged with more of our occupiers than ever before, we are delighted with the enthusiasm we have seen from all for this year’s combined fundraising challenge.
“The atmosphere on site today has been great, Muggy visiting each of the buildings was one of the highlights, he has been given a tremendous welcome throughout.”
At Anchor Trust Sheltered Accommodation in Wallsend, around £400 was raised to go towards the charity.
Yvonne Bryce, Scheme Manager said: “The day went really well.
“We had a bring and buy sale, tombola and raffle and sold home made soup and cake.
“We do it every year and it always goes well, thanks to everyone who donates and buys, and hopefully we will see them next year.”
Fundraising Manager for North Tyneside and Northumberland Coast Kelly Knighting-Wykes said: “The response we’ve had this year has been fantastic and we’ve had twice as many people signing up this year.
“In North Tyneside we hope to raise more than £70,000 which will make a huge difference to local people affected by cancer and enable Macmillan to continue to provide vital services.
“Visiting the coffee mornings on Friday was really inspirational and we are so grateful to everyone who took part in what we are sure will be our best year yet.”
Meanwhile, pupils and staff at Southlands First School in North Shields raised more than £1,400 by holding a cake sale.
The event was supported by donations from many local businesses, including Blueberry Square and Healthlands Gym in Whitley Bay.