Slideshow: Morley raises cash for Macmillan with a cuppa

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Fundraisers did their bit for Macmillan Cancer Support by taking part in its World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Woodkirk Academy raised more than £1,000, with proceeds still coming in, by having three tables of cake to sell at Friday’s event.

There were pain au chocolate, croissants and lots of cake being offered to staff from 7.30am.

A supplier to the school catering Turner Price donated a hamper to raffle and also donated all the breakfast items.

A spokesperson from Turner Price said: “It is a pleasure to be involved in MacMillan Coffee Morning at Woodkirk Academy.

“We wish them well in their fundraising”.

Tingley Methodist Church baked delicious cakes to enjoy with their coffee.

Tingley Methodist Church baked delicious cakes to enjoy with their coffee.

Linda Wrigley and Andrea Messenger, who hosted the event, were overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness of staff and students.

Linda said: “It was a humbling experience and showcased Woodkirk Academy at its best.”

Elsewhere in Morley, the Mayor of Morley, Coun Wyn Kidger, joined in by opening up the Mayor’s Parlour for coffee, with a tombola outside the town hall manned by fellow councillors.

Coun Kidger said: “I would like to thank all the people who attended and supported our tombola to raise money for the wonderful service Macmillan’s offer.

“I would also like to thank the ladies who helped to prepare for the coffee morning and my fellow councillors who manned the tombola.”

Drighlington Community Library and Tingley Methodist Church also contributed to the nationwide event, which has netted £1,059,760 so far.

The first World’s Biggest Coffee Morning was in 1991, when 2,600 people registered.

“Since then it has raised more than £113 million in total for the charity.