FORMER soap star Lucy-Jo Hudson found a top-hat way to promote Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning when she visited Pontefract this weekend.
The ex-Coronation Street actress and sister of Castleford Tigers’ player Ryan Hudson, modelled a hat specially made to support the charity drive when she attended a fun day in the town.
The hat was made by Hebden Bridge milliner Chrissie King, in memory of her friend, Pontefract man Richard Hanna, who died of prostate cancer in January.
Richard’s wife Adele, of Carleton, said: “I’m delighted Richard’s life will be remembered in such a special way.
“We were helped by Macmillan during Richard’s illness and we hope Chrissie’s hat will encourage more individuals and businesses to hold an event in support of Macmillan.”
Lucy-Jo said: “There couldn’t be an easier way of raising funds than getting together with friends and family for coffee and cake. One in three of us will get cancer, and you can help Macmillan to continue to provide essential services by simply putting on the kettle.”
Visit www.coffee.macmillan.org.uk or call 0845 602 1246 to find out more or to register a coffee morning.
l The Pontefract and Castleford Express is hosting a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan on Friday September 28 from 10am to noon and is calling for readers to join us for a cuppa and cake, made by Express reporters. Contact Trish Ellis for more information or to tell us about your coffee morning, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01977 781935.