HAVING already raised around £22,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support two sisters are ready to host their 14th coffee morning.
Anna Barron and Sarah Allam, who run the bakery Anna and Sarah’s Cakes and Bakes, will be hosting the event tomorrow at the Higham Methodist Church from 9.30am to 12.30pm.
Running these coffee mornings annually for the past 13 years, the sisters have decided to push themselves this time round as they try to raise £2,000.
Anna said: “Macmillan has helped our family a lot.
“My father-in-law was diagnosed with cancer and they helped my mother-in-law so much with dealing with it.
“There are so many people affected by cancer and they have got to rely on a charity for support – we couldn’t think of a better service to help.”
The day will include all the usual events, with homemade cakes, a tombola and a grand raffle with prizes from Holiday Inn, Judith Haigh Temple Spa and many more.
Certain bakers have also volunteered to take part in The Great Higham Bake Off, competing to earn a personalised wooden spoon.
Anna added: “Every year we think ‘crikey, we’re doing this again’.
“But it’s going really well – it’s always a nice chance for our family and friends to come out.
“People in the community have got used to it now, they’ve all got it in their calendars and tell me how excited they are.
“This is our first year doing it since the cost of living crisis so I do feel a bit bad for taking money – everyone’s struggling but they’re still being very generous with us.
“Anything that people can give we are grateful for.”