Dozens of businesses and organisations in Northampton helped raise thousands of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support by taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning today.
In Northampton this year, more than 70 coffee morning events are planned at different locations across the town .
Many businesses and organisations in the town centre took part in the event including Barclays, Specsavers, Travelodge and Dreams Coffee Lounge.
Northampton Borough Council also hosted an event at the Guildhall which will be attended by Stormtroopers and Darth Vader from Star Wars which was attended by Mayor of Northampton, Councillor Les Marriott.
Councillor Marriott said: “Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer and the enthusiasm the staff have shown for the event has been outstanding.”
Stephen Johnstone, manager at M&S in Northampton, said he was hoping to raise a total of £1,000 while staff at Specsavers were also hoping to raise the same amount.
Mike Smith, owner of Dreams Cafe in St Giles Street, said he has been selling cakes for Macmillan for the whole week and had raised a total of more than £1,300.
He said: “Our customers have been very generous. Everyone has been affected by cancer in some way and we are also situated very close to the hospital where they have the new Macmillan ward.”
Those who were unable to attend a Macmillan event can donate £5 by texting COFFEE 99N to 70550. For a full listing, visit http://coffee.macmillan.org.uk/