Coffee morning raises £1,000 for cancer support

Macmillan coffee morning at Steyning Grammar School
Macmillan coffee morning at Steyning Grammar School

SIXTH-FORMERS and staff from Steyning Grammar School did their bit in the battle against cancer by holding their own World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event on Friday.

More than £1,000 was raised for the Sussex Macmillan Cancer Support Centre at the event.

“Students and the school are very proud of raising such a significant sum,” said head of sixth form Mrs Sally Randall.

For a £2 donation, guests were served coffee, tea or hot chocolate and a range of homemade cakes.

“With more than 500 students in the sixth form, a significant sum was raised to help Macmillan provide vital support to those affected by cancer,” said Mrs Randall.

The event was led by students, many of whom spent their evenings baking cakes especially.

The students wanted to raise awareness of all forms of cancer and how it affects so many people and their families.

They would like to extend their thanks to local businesses and parents who gave ‘very generously’ to the raffle.

This year’s star prize, donated by Stable Antiques in Storrington, was a flight for two in a hot air balloon.

Steyning Grammar students have been holding Macmillan coffee.mornings for seven years.