DARCEY Crewe was one of the youngest fundraisers to join in Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning when the seven-year-old organised her own event for the charity.
Darcey, of West Street, Castleford, held a coffee morning outside her home on September 23, baking cakes with the help of her dad Jonathan, making £190 for Macmillan.
Jonathan said: “My uncle has got cancer, and we’ve had other relatives affected by it, so it’s been quite on her mind and she asked if she could do a coffee morning.
“She and her sister Evie, who’s four, went round all the neighbours inviting them. We baked some cakes together and got all our friends and family round.”
It was one of many coffee mornings held around the area for Macmillan, including at the Express office in Pontefract, where staff raised £91 by selling homemade cakes.
Staff at Boots in Pontefract held a month of fundraising activities as part of its national Miles for Macmillan event, with a cupcake and tombola on September 8, a 12-mile sponsored walk on September 9, and the arrival of the Macmillan torch, which has been travelling to Boots stores in Scotland and the north of England, on September 24, when staff also held a cyclothon.
In total the store has raised more than £1,430 for Macmillan.
At The King’s School in Pontefract, year seven pupils baked cakes and sold them to parents, raising just over £300.
Other schools joining in the fundraising were Carleton Park J&I School in Pontefract, which raised £196, to be split between Macmillan and the Prince of Wales Hospice, and Redhill Junior School in Airedale, which held a raffle as well holding a coffee morning, raising £104.
Staff from Bonmarche in Pontefract spent a morning at Asda in Glass Houghton raising money with a cake stall, raising £300, while a coffee morning at Featherstone Rovers made £180, with first team star Ian Hardman and head coach Daryl Powell taking time out to have a cuppa.