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Coffee drinkers create a stir for top charity

PUBLISHED: 16:37 30 September 2009 | UPDATED: 15:52 16 August 2010

CUP THAT CHEERS: Supporters at The Walnuts.

CUP THAT CHEERS: Supporters at The Walnuts.

SHOPPERS raised their mugs to aid a cancer charity as part of the world s biggest coffee morning. The Glades in Bromley and The

SHOPPERS raised their mugs to aid a cancer charity as part of the world's biggest coffee morning.

The Glades in Bromley and The Walnuts shopping centre in Orpington took part in the world's biggest coffee morning last Friday to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

At The Glades, shoppers and staff enjoyed coffee or tea and cake for a donation to the charity and an Ugly Mug photo competition, raising £166.57 to boost cash already raised for the charity over the last year.

Maria Cooper, of The Glades, said: "We're delighted that, together with our customers, we've been able to support Macmillan in this practical way, because it is such a worthy charity."

Earlier this year, The Glades launched its charity appeal, asking shoppers to nominate 12 charities to share funds totalling £4,500.

Customers then voted for their favourite three causes from the dozen finalists and the winning charities - Macmillan Cancer Support, Bromley Deaf Children's Society and Age Concern Bromley - were each awarded £1,500 by The Glades' management. They were also given the chance to promote their charity and to raise funds in the shopping centre for a period of three months.

At The Silver Lounge in the Walnuts, visitors and staff raised £100 in donations at their event between 6.30am and noon.

Centre manager Martin Price said: "Every year Macmillan Cancer Support carries out vital work helping people whose lives have been affected by cancer."

The charity provides medical, emotional, practical and financial support.

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