Horley resident marks 21 years of coffee morning fundraisers for cancer charity (From Redhill And Reigate Life)
Horley resident marks 21 years of coffee morning fundraisers for cancer charity
Reigate and Banstead borough's deputy mayor Alexander Horwood got himself a slice of the fundraising action across East Surrey last week.
For Coun Horwood tucked into a piece of cake served up at Reigate Community Centre as part of Macmillan Cancer Support's annual fundraising event, the World's Biggest Coffee Morning.
The event was organised by Anne Miller, a resident within Coun Horwood's Horley West ward, and was her 21st coffee morning.
Coun Horwood said: “I am very honoured to be asked here today.
“I have a personal connection with Macmillan from when my dad died four years ago from colon cancer. “Macmillan stepped in and were absolutely brilliant - not just for my dad but for the rest of the family.”
He said: “Coffee mornings like this are not just about raising money, but raising awareness of what they do.”
Around 90 people tucked into coffee and cake, raising £450 and taking Anne’s total coffee morning fundraising for Macmillan over the past 21 years to just under £4,000.