South Tyneside embraces World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

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It was coffee all round in South Tyneside as people got behind a nationwide fundraiser.

People of all ages brewed up tea and coffee for guests at coffee mornings held throughout the borough, yesterday.

MacMillan Cancer Care coffee morning at Primrose CC'From left Valley View primary school head teacher Gemma Jeynes with CC Sue Topping

MacMillan Cancer Care coffee morning at Primrose CC'From left Valley View primary school head teacher Gemma Jeynes with CC Sue Topping

The events were in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support as part of the charity’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning fundraiser.

Some of the venues which took part include Low Simonside Community Centre in Taunton Avenue, Primrose Community Centre in Lambton Terrace, both Jarrow, Action Stations in Boldon Lane, and Imeary Street surgery, Imeary Street both South Shields.

Mayor of South Tyneside Coun Richard Porthouse who attended Low Simonside Community Centre with his wife and Mayoress Patricia, said: “It was fantastic to see residents from Jarrow and across the borough coming together to support this worthy cause by enjoying a slice of cake with a cup of coffee.

“I am proud of the volunteers who organised this event and of the generosity shown by all of the residents across South Tyneside who took part in this monumental day of fundraising.”

MacMillan Cancer Care coffee morning at Imeary Street surgery.'Dr Anji Curry with staff

MacMillan Cancer Care coffee morning at Imeary Street surgery.'Dr Anji Curry with staff

Meanwhile, at Hedworthfield Primary School, Linkway, Jarrow, parents joined their children for a morning of coffee and cake.

The idea to host the fundraising event came from nursery nurse Jan Elliott and raised £187.02 for the charity.

Deputy Headteacher Angela Sutherland said, “MacMillan is really close to our hearts and many families are affected by cancer.

“Since we are also celebrating the opening of our new library the staff decided to get dressed up as book characters to make it even more fun.”

MacMillan Cancer Care coffee morning at Low Simonside CA.'Front Angela Tuck mayor Richard Porthouse. Back from left Dawn Grant, Corrina Tuck, Coun Fay Cunningham and mayoress Patricia Porthouse

MacMillan Cancer Care coffee morning at Low Simonside CA.'Front Angela Tuck mayor Richard Porthouse. Back from left Dawn Grant, Corrina Tuck, Coun Fay Cunningham and mayoress Patricia Porthouse

Macmillan Cancer Support those who are diagnosed with cancer and their families including providing transport to hospital and support to carers by affording them time off from their caring role.