Raising a cup in High Peak

Macmillan coffee mornings, Chelmorton, Carol Allcock and Ann Mayo on the bric a brac stall
Macmillan coffee mornings, Chelmorton, Carol Allcock and Ann Mayo on the bric a brac stall

This year’s Macmillan Coffee Morning was the icing on the cake for one veteran fundraiser, as it brought her personal total to more than £62,000.

Carol Allcock, who has been taking part in the annual nationwide charity event for 17 years, raised £3,000 at the morning at Chelmorton Village Hall on Friday.

No stranger to philanthropy, she has raised £10,000 for the cancer support group this year alone.

She said: “I raised £79 at my first coffee morning. But now it’s become more like a car boot sale. We have stalls selling surprise parcels, cakes, books and CDs, bric-a-brac, anything people donate really, as well as a tombola and a raffle.”

But Chelmorton wasn’t the only community having a charitable cuppa in the High Peak, as cups chinked at garden centres, hospices and shops across the borough.

Whaley Bridge’s effort at Uniting Church, on Buxton Road, raised a staggering £1,643.14. While Margaret Barnes raised more than £600 at her coffee morning bring and buy stall at her home, on Macclesfield Road, Burbage.