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Bromley’s M&S store raises more than £4,700 for Macmillan

PUBLISHED: 07:00 02 October 2018

Mike Botting, cafe section manager Liz Wills and Cllr Kim Botting. Picture: Macmillan

Mike Botting, cafe section manager Liz Wills and Cllr Kim Botting. Picture: Macmillan

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Bromley’s M&S customers joined millions across the country to take part in the Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event last week (Friday, September 28).

More than £4,700 was raised at the event, which saw mayor of Bromley cllr Kim Botting join colleagues in 1920s fancy dress, treating customers to a morning of entertainment and delicious treats.

Local choir Make Some Noise performed an array of songs to customers throughout the morning and store members also took part in the Thames Bridges Trek in September, with sponsorship money going towards the store’s total.

The store was staggered by the generosity, support and involvement of the local community in the fundraising efforts for Macmillan, with plenty of coffee, tea and cake eaten along the way.

As well as the coffee morning event, the Bromley M&S store has been helping to raise funds for Macmillan throughout September by donating 10pc of each sale from a variety of tasty treats from M&S Foodhalls, such as the limited edition Macmillan Colin the Caterpillar, which is available throughout September.

M&S Cafés have also donated 5p from every hot drink and slice of cake sold to the charity.

Phil Crawley, store manager, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the level of support we have received from local customers for this year’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

“Macmillan plays such a vital role within our communities – so many people are impacted by cancer in some way so we’re thrilled to have helped raise awareness and funds for the charity.

“A huge thank you and well done to both our customers and colleagues who have helped make this year so successful.”

2018 marks the ninth year that M&S has supported Macmillan as the headline partner of World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Natasha Parker, head of corporate partnerships at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to all colleagues and customers at M&S who took part in Coffee Morning. It’s wonderful to see so many of you coming together to help raise vital funds for people living with cancer.”

To learn more about Macmillan’s partnership with M&S, visit http://coffee.macmillan.org.uk/about/our-official-partner.

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