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Sweet smell of success for fund-raisers at Macmillan coffee morning

Stratford Editorial 8th Oct, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

CAKES were baked and kettles boiled for the world’s biggest coffee morning.

The One Stop shop in Wellesbourne raised £850 selling cakes. Staff and residents donated cupcakes, cakes and loaves in their dozens to sell at the Bridge Street store.

This is the fourth year the team have held the cake sale in aid of Macmillan and it is an event in the village which continues to grow. From humble beginings as a small cake stall, the shop’s fundraising efforts now run over four days in the build up to the official Macmillan Coffee Morning.

Staff member Margaret Brindle said: “In 2013 we held a raffle and members of staff baked some cupcakes and raised about £250. The cakes were so popular we baked and sold more the following year.

“Last year we extended to a table in the centre of the shop – by the end of the second day we’d nearly run out but the wonderful villagers rallied round and the next morning we were stocked up again.

“This year has been even more amazing. Even before we started villagers were offering cakes, including village business Tea Treats At Home.

“We are so grateful to our customers and appreciate everything they do for us.”

And students from Stratford College went baking mad for Macmillan too.

After an afternoon of selling cakes, biscuits and coffee they made an impressive £125 for the charity.

Student Shauna Jones, who helped run the event, said: “We’ve been concentrating on the presentation of the event, making sure the cakes are perfectly laid out so our customers want to buy as many as possible”

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