MP’s Macmillan Coffee Morning a great success
Sherwood MP Mark Spencer has hailed his MacMillan Coffee morning a roaring success and thanked residents who he says gave ‘amazing support’.
The MP, who held an event at his constituency Conservative Association’s office as part of MacMillan Cancer Support’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ on September 30th, welcomed over 70 residents and raised £300 for the charity.
The event was well supported by local people, including local Councillors Jane Walker (Calverton), Ben Bradley (Hucknall), Michael Adams (Woodthorpe) and John Parr (Mapperley Plains) who all contributed to the day.
Mr Spencer said ‘‘It’s such an amazing cause and we had residents drop in who have lost friends, relatives and even their own children to cancer, which just highlights how vital MacMillan’s work is to peoples’ lives. We raised £300, which is a great credit to my office team of Ben, Jane and Liz who put the event together, and to all of the residents who were so generous with baking and donations. I need to especially thank the Coal and Lace café in Calverton who supported us with their time, equipment and baking, and the Methodist Church for loaning us all of their crockery – a real community effort. I’ve met and worked with Macmillan in Parliament on a number of occasions so it’s great to be able to do something locally and raise some money on their behalf.’’