Coffee morning raises more than £2,000 for charity

A Macmillan Coffee Morning was held at Toftwood Village Hall in Dereham

A Macmillan Coffee Morning was held at Toftwood Village Hall in Dereham - Credit: Pat Chinnery

Hours of preparation paid off as a coffee morning raised a hefty sum for a cancer charity.

Pat Chinnery and friends made in excess of £2,000 as they held their third Macmillan Coffee Morning at Toftwood Village Hall. 

A Macmillan Coffee Morning held in Toftwood raised more than £2,000 for charity

A Macmillan Coffee Morning held in Toftwood raised more than £2,000 for charity - Credit: Pat Chinnery

Fundraising stalls consisted of a raffle and tombola, as well as competitions including 'water or wine?', 'name the bears' and 'lucky balls'.

They were complemented by delicious homemade cakes of every description, size and flavour.

A Macmillan Coffee Morning was held at Toftwood Village Hall in Dereham

A Macmillan Coffee Morning was held at Toftwood Village Hall in Dereham - Credit: Pat Chinnery

Despite fears that coronavirus would put people off, organisers were pleased to see dozens of people attend. 


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"After setting up the nerves were creeping in," said Ms Chinnery. 

Toftwood Village Hall played host to a Macmillan Coffee Morning

Toftwood Village Hall played host to a Macmillan Coffee Morning - Credit: Pat Chinnery

"We wondered whether people would come as there are still worries regarding Covid, but we kept tables and chairs apart. 

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"I am delighted that we  raised a staggering £2,050. That was way beyond our expectations." 

The raffle prizes at the Macmillan Coffee Morning in Toftwood

The raffle prizes at the Macmillan Coffee Morning in Toftwood - Credit: Pat Chinnery

The 114 raffle prizes were generously donated by a total of 29 local businesses. 

A 'lucky balls' competition was held at the Macmillan Coffee Morning in Toftwood

A 'lucky balls' competition was held at the Macmillan Coffee Morning in Toftwood - Credit: Pat Chinnery

There was a huge selection of cakes at the Macmillan Coffee Morning in Toftwood

There was a huge selection of cakes at the Macmillan Coffee Morning in Toftwood - Credit: Pat Chinnery

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