Fundraisers in Rugby raise a cuppa for Macmillan

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Fundraisers in Rugby put on the kettle and enjoyed tasty treats as part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday.

Schools, individuals, businesses and community groups have helped raise thousands of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Students and staff at Henry Hinde Junior School in Bilton raised more than £400 for the charity.

Toni Jackson, acting headteacher, said: “The staff, children and families of Henry Hinde Junior School have come together to provide a wonderfully successful community event.”

At Hillmorton Locks, £181.10 was raised from donations in exchange for a slice of cake baked by volunteer lock keepers at Hillmorton.

Overslade House hosted a Macmillan coffee day, with cakes baked by staff, relatives and workers in the home’s kitchen.

They also put on a cycle from Lands’ End to John O’Groats (874 miles) using an exercise bike.

Jo Sawyer, activities coordinator at Overslade House, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to Harris COE Academy for the loan of the exercise bike and Josh and Ella (head boy and girl) for doing some of our miles.

“Our fundraiser also had support from Brethertons and My-Life who also did a few miles and Rugby mayor Richard Dodd had a stint on our mammoth cycle ride followed by cake and tea.”

Staff and students at Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College in Newbold enjoyed tasty treats served up with a hot drink as they took part in the world’s biggest coffee morning.

Members of the school’s inclusion team baked and brought in cakes and biscuits for the staff to enjoy after making a donation to the cancer charity Macmillan.

Alison Davies, headteacher, said: “As a school we pride ourselves on the support we give to both local and national charities.

“This event is close to the heart of several members of staff and we are pleased to support the Macmillan coffee morning every year.”

She added: “Our inclusion team did a wonderful job organising and running this event which was greatly enjoyed by the staff.”