MacMillan Charity Coffee Morning in Cottingley


CakesOn Friday morning, Cottingley Community Centre will be part of the world’s biggest coffee morning as they support the Macmillan cancer charity.

This will be the ninth year that Cottingley Community Centre, with the help of The Church in Cottingley, has hosted a Macmillan Coffee Morning.

When I first became involved with the Community Centre it was one of the first things that I organised. We have never had many attendees, but never raised less than £50. Many of the people who come will deviate from their diet if Noreen Pawson has baked one of the cakes, she keeps saying she has retired but we will see what Friday brings.

This year the theme is “Laughing Yummy Cup Cakes”, this is a real community event and so as in the past if you donate for your first tea/coffee and cake any extra drinks are free and we ask for a donation for the extra cakes or the ones you take home.

Macmillan coffee morningMost of us have been affected by cancer at some point or other – we have either had it and recovered or in remission. Maybe you have lost a friend or a relative: I lost both my parents to cancer.

In 1986 I worked for the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, now part of Cancer UK. To begin with I was based at Cookridge Hospital and then later we moved to modem offices in Hyde Terrace. This was all funded by charities. What most people do not realise is that all cancer research is done and funded by charities and without your help the research and the palliative care will stop.

So please come along, between 10am and 12pm on Friday 27th September, or support your local Coffee Morning there will be one near you.

This article was written by Diane McHale-Fannon using our Community Reporters website

Other Macmillan Coffee Mornings:

  • St Andrew’s Community Centre, Old Lane, Beeston from 10am
  • New Bewerley Community School – for parents and friends – from 9:30am
  • Watsonian Pavilion, Cross Flatts Park, Beeston from 10:30am

If you know of others in South Leeds please add them in the Comments section below.