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Region 3 - Macmillan’s Coffee Morning

On Saturday 24th of September, Region 3 took part in the annual Macmillan’s Coffee Morning for the fourth year. This year marked 100 years of ‘The World's Biggest Coffee Morning’ which was Macmillan Cancer Support's biggest fundraising event. This charity provides support for cancer patients, their families and carers.
Although designated as a ‘coffee morning’ our event ran from 10.00am to 3.00pm! Sai devotees arrived at the site from 8.00am to set up the stalls.

With a total of over 30 volunteers, 7 stalls and wonderful weather, the day was a great success. Though stalls like ‘Lucky Dip’ and ‘Krispy Kreme’ were popular, our ‘Petting Zoo’ with our prized rabbit drew the greatest attention! We were fortunate to have two youth who put up a live musical performance which attracted a lot of the public.

We also had a stall dedicated to ‘Organ Donation’, which provided the public with greater awareness about their cause. There was a ‘bring and buy’ stall which gave the opportunity for individuals to bring their unwanted items which could be put up for sale to help raise funds for the charity. The food stall was busy selling hot dishes, snacks, cakes, tea, coffee and soft drinks. The day came to an end with the completion of the raffle and announcement of the winners. After 5 hours of fundraising we successfully raised a staggering £2,000 which will assist in providing the best cancer treatment and support throughout the UK.

Ghayathri Manogaran
Walthamstow Sai Centre