Maybole unites for Macmillan coffee morning

Former Miss Scotland's Jennifer Reoch and Nieve Jennings got together to promote the World's Biggest Coffee Morning this week.
Former Miss Scotland's Jennifer Reoch and Nieve Jennings got together to promote the World's Biggest Coffee Morning this week.

COFFEE lovers across the UK will unite in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support next week in the 2012 World’s Biggest Coffee Morning - and this year Maybole groups are sticking together.

The town’s groups have decided to join forces in celebration of the charity’s biggest fundraising event, which is held on an annual basis.

This year’s event in Maybole will see the four town churches, the Men’s Health Forum and senior pupils of Carrick Academy combine their efforts in aid of Macmillan nurses for the first time.

The event will utilise almost the entirety of the Carrick Centre on the town’s Culzean Road, and will include a baking stall, raffle and tombola.

Senior pupils at Carrick Academy will be pledging their support, while parents, grandparents and friends of pupils at Cairn Primary School - which already has a well-established Macmillan coffee morning under the guidance of teacher Barbara Tomlinson - will be bringing their expertise to the town event.

Gardenrose Primary staff and pupils will also be expecting their usual high turn-out as they combine forces at the Carrick Centre.

Lillias McFarlane of Maybole Parish Church said: “I am looking forward to helping at the event and hope that a large number of people come along to support such a worthwhile cause.”

Community council member and Maybole resident of more than 30 years, David Kiltie, added: “Maybole and district has a well deserved reputation for charitable generosity and it is hoped that what may well be the biggest coffee morning ever held in the town will enhance this.”

Carrick Centre Chairman of the Board, Hugh Paterson, said: “We hope that this will be the biggest coffee morning ever held in Maybole and the Carrick Centre is happy to be hosting it. We are all conscious of how important MacMillan Nurses are to cancer sufferers.”

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning will take place from 10pm to 12pm on Friday September 28.

The Carrick Centre wished to thank many of its suppliers who have already donated coffee, preserves, napkins, and other products for the event. Any other groups who wish to get involved should contact Andrea Hutchison or Hugh Paterson at the Centre on 01655 883222.

Macmillan coffee mornings will also be held in Barr Village Hall from 10.15am-12pm, and in Dailly Community Centre from 10am-12pm. Both will also feature a sales table and a raffle. Donations for the raffle hampers at Barr should be left in the community store in Barr or with Isobel Wood at Changue Road.

Children from Ballantrae Primary School Pupil Council will also host Macmillan event in the school dining room, showcasing their peers’ baking talents, from 9.45-11am.