Macmillan Coffee Morning suits Oakridge to a tea

Georgina Gallogly, Kathryn Mackinder and Corrina Tomlinson helped run the cake stall during the coffee morning and are looking for new helpers in the Parents and Friends association.
Georgina Gallogly, Kathryn Mackinder and Corrina Tomlinson helped run the cake stall during the coffee morning and are looking for new helpers in the Parents and Friends association.

Oakridge Community Primary School teamed up with Macmillan Cancer Support to help keep the charity’s ‘Biggest Coffee Morning’ fundraiser event in full flow.

The event, which gives local communities a chance to get together to share a cup of coffee and raise funds for vital cancer support services at the same time, took place last month.

Leonardo Ventress, 9, looks forward to eating his cup cake. All photos by Kathryn Bulmer.

Leonardo Ventress, 9, looks forward to eating his cup cake. All photos by Kathryn Bulmer.

Tea, coffee and cakes were baked and sold by the Parents, Friends and Teachers Association to pupils, staff, parents, governors and neighbours of the school.

Headteacher Nance Wrigley said: “While we are a small school we still play a big part in the local community and aim to help out as much as we can with charity events.

“It’s important for the children to learn that there are people who may be less fortunate than themselves and that we can all play a part, however small to help improve their lives.

“Most people know somebody who has been affected by cancer, so it is a cause close to home.”

Ebony Bruce and Evie Duell enjoy the coffee morning fun.

Ebony Bruce and Evie Duell enjoy the coffee morning fun.