Hartlepool business centre serving coffee and cake to help Macmillan Cancer Support

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A flagship business centre will serve up coffee and home-made cakes to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Joan Cook and Paula Addison, both administrators for UK Steel Enterprise at the Innovation Centre on the Queens Meadow Business Park in Hartlepool, are organising the event.

It will be held on Friday, September 25, from 10am to 2pm.

Many of the 50 businesses housed in the centre are supporting the fund-raising effort by providing cakes and prizes for the tombola as well as taking time away from their desks to enjoy a coffee.

For Paula, who joined UK Steel Enterprise earlier this year, Macmillan Cancer Support is close to her heart. Her mum Beverley Bell died from the disease a few years ago.

“Nurses from Macmillan helped to care for my mum and were just amazing,” she said.

“After she was diagnosed she devoted as much time as she could to fund-raising for Macmillan and for the wards at the University Hospital of Hartlepool, and the James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough where she was treated.

“So I was really pleased to be involved with this third Macmillan Coffee Morning to be held at the centre and I’ll be baking the chocolate cake that my mum always asked me to make for her events.”

Staff and tenants at the Innovation Centre at Redcar are also contributing cakes and tombola prizes.

Paula added: “We want to make this our biggest event yet so hope that our neighbours on the Queens Meadow Business Park as well as visitors and people from the town will come along as everyone is welcome.”