St John’s Parents raise £1,081 for Macmillan Cancer Support Charity

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event, where the charity asks people across the UK to hold a coffee morning and raise money for people living with cancer. In 2016 the charity’s coffee mornings raised a staggering £29.5 million. Since the first Coffee Morning in 1990, the Coffee Mornings have raised over £165.5 million for Macmillan. 

The St John’s College School PA’s Macmillan Coffee Morning took place in the wonderful location of the St John’s College Master’s Lodge on 29 September and a huge £1,081 was raised for the charity through generous donations and the raffle. The event was a sell-out and almost 100 parents took advantage of this opportunity to enjoy coffee and home-baked cakes in the historic surroundings of the Lodge and its garden, the private home of the Master of St John’s and his wife.

The PA Committee and kind parents baked an amazing array of cakes and those not eaten by attendees were offered to parents in exchange for donations to Macmillan Cancer Support. Dr Dobson kindly drew the raffle for two donated bottles of champagne. Co-Chair of the PA, Claire Mackenzie, commented, “The PA Committee are incredibly grateful to the Master and his wife for enabling us to use their home and also to all the parents who made cakes and who came and supported the Coffee Morning and donated so generously.”

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