Street and Glastonbury U3A raise £197 for Macmillan Cancer Support
By abbie_glasto | Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 15:26
Street and Glastonbury U3A held their Macmillan Coffee Morning early last week and raised £197 for the charity.
Michael Eavis speaking at the U3A Coffee Morning
The fundraising event took place a week early in Glastonbury Town Hall and involved a baking competition and a photography competition judged by well-known local Michael Eavis.
Mr Eavis spoke to a crowd of around 70 about the challenges he faced running Glastonbury Festival year on year whilst keeping a good relationship with the local community.
Malcolm Allen, Committee Member for U3K said fundraising events like this are invaluable to the Glastonbury community.
He said: "There are millions of people year on year who suffer from the effects of cancer and we felt it was important to join in with the Macmillan Coffee Morning event so people from the local area recognise the work that the charity does.
"We had a very decent turn out and a lot of support from people in the area. Obviously you always hope for more, but I think we can be pleased with what we achieved."
Lorna Mowinska, Secretary for Street and Glastonbury U3A said:
"The cakes were wonderful and the competitions were really good; Michael Eavis judged them and he is such a character, a really charming man.
"I did disagree with his judgement of the photography competition though. The theme was 'travel' and he chose a picture of Glastonbury Tor, I wouldn't call that travelling!"
"It was a lovely morning and great to raise money and awareness for Macmillan."
The World's Biggest Coffee Morning is held by Macmillan Cancer Support and takes place this year on Friday 28 September. It is the charity's biggest fundraiser and last year around 51,000 people got involved raising a record £10 million for the charity.
Macmillan's fundraising manager for Somerset, Tobias Fielder, said:
"People can be so busy that catching up with friends, workmates or even family can be difficult.
"This event gives them a reason to make time for each other while also doing something really valuable for people with cancer and their families."