The pupils and teachers at Southwold Primary & Nursery School were delighted to be given the opportunity to miss lessons and enjoy a relaxing drink last Friday morning — but don’t worry, it was all for a good cause.
Since 1990, the annual Macmillan Coffee Morning has helped to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The event has proven to be extremely successful, with more than £200 million being raised over the last 29 years, helping the charity continue the fight against cancer.
This year to raise money for Macmillan, we held a coffee and cake afternoon for parents and carers, followed by an after-school cake sale for the children. Pupils from year 5 and 6 helped with planning and advertising the events, served adults refreshments during the afternoon, and then sold cakes at the after-school event. They worked extremely hard and were rewarded by both events being huge successes, and a grand total of £222.31 being raised!
Mrs Holden-White, Teacher, said: "The year 5 and 6 children have shown great enthusiasm and passion for this fundraising activity and their hard work has certainly paid off as we raised more than £222 for this worthy cause."
Every two minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. Every two minutes. Macmillan Cancer Support is just one of the fantastic charities that puts so much time and effort into fighting cancer and helping those with the disease.
With millions of people across the UK being affected by cancer every day, Southwold Primary & Nursery School is proud to have made a contribution to the Macmillan Cancer Support cause.
We would like to say a huge thank you to all of the pupils, parents, carers, and teachers who donated, as well as the staff and children who arranged the events and made our fundraising possible.