Cuppa and cake gives cash boost

Macmillan Cancer Support volunteer fund manager for the Hartlepool area, Derek Redman, with Darlington Building Society staff Marjorie Robinson, Mel Dear and Sarah Ferrier
Macmillan Cancer Support volunteer fund manager for the Hartlepool area, Derek Redman, with Darlington Building Society staff Marjorie Robinson, Mel Dear and Sarah Ferrier
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BUILDING society staff and customers joined forces to raise cash for charity.

Darlington Building Society’s Hartlepool branch has taken part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in order to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Staff and customers at the branch in York Road, Hartlepool, enjoyed a cuppa and a cake together as part of the annual event that has raised millions of pounds to support people living with cancer.

The Hartlepool branch also donated £250 to Macmillan from Darlington Building Society’s community fund. The fund enables each of the 12 branches of the building society to support a charity chosen by staff.

Macmillan Cancer Support started running the annual World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in 1991 and has since raised over £60million, with over 51,000 people signing up to host an event in 2011.

Hartlepool branch manager Marjorie Robinson said: “Darlington Building Society is passionate about raising money for good causes. The work that Macmillan Cancer Support does for people living with cancer is wonderful and well deserving of our support.

“Being a part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is great; it brings people in that wouldn’t normally stop for a coffee and a chat when they’re in town and it’s a fantastic way of raising money for a good cause.”