Move over Mary Berry – Egremont shows baking skills for Macmillan coffee morning

By Rachael Grealish

MOVE over Mary Berry – Egremont showed its baking skills as it took part in the world’s biggest coffee morning.

A huge success: Rotary Club Whitehaven teamed up with Florence Arts Centre to make the morning a huge success. photos by Robert Haile

A huge success: Rotary Club Whitehaven teamed up with Florence Arts Centre to make the morning a huge success. photos by Robert Haile

Organised by The Rotary Club of Whitehaven, the Macmillan Coffee morning drew in dozens of supporters to the event at Florence Arts Centre, on Friday September 30.

Over £600 was raised at the event where dozens of cakes, of all varieties, were made by members of the community (including our editor) and donated to raise money for the cancer charity.

Baking Queen: Our editor showed her baking skills for charity

Baking Queen: Our editor showed her baking skills for charity

Craig Carruthers, manager of Florence Arts Centre, said: “We had a fantastic morning with some gorgeous cakes, alongside raffle, bookstall and a plant sale, all organised by the brilliant volunteers from Whitehaven Rotary Club.

“We’d like to thank everyone who came along, especially those who baked a mouth-watering selection of cakes and goodies – it was a great success.”

Not only were coffee and cakes on offer, but the event also had a successful donated plant and book sale.

Macmillan Cancer Support started its first ever coffee morning in 1990 and since has raised £138 million for the charity.