The Macmillan Coffee Morning at St Mary’s Church in Ross-on-Wye has successfully raised over £1,000, thanks to the collective efforts of the community. Organised by the Ross Cancer Support Group, Probus 93, and St Mary’s Church, the event saw a remarkable turnout from supporters who travelled both near and far to contribute to this important cause.

Paul Baker, Chair of the Ross Cancer Support Group, praised the community’s enthusiasm. He said: “The people of Ross have come out in force again this year to support Macmillan, with numerous events taking place throughout this week in many different locations. Macmillan provide help and support in a variety of ways throughout the country and this has shown how much it is appreciated by the people of Ross-on-Wye and those further afield.”

A plethora of local businesses generously contributed to the event. Raffle prizes and donations came from Woodredding Cider, Lizzie Bunting, The Cook Shop, Aldi, The Architectural Store, Tudor Sweet Shop, The Ginder Nut Café, and Truffles. Additional support was provided by Dor’s Garden, a garden and design boutique on High Street, Fishers, a fishing and outdoor lifestyle shop, and Costa’s Ross-on-Wye branch.

Community groups also played a significant role. Contributions came from the members of Ross Cancer Support Group, Probus 93 Ladies, and St Mary’s Church, along with friends and family. Special recognition went to Alison for crafting beautiful hampers and gift cards that added a personal touch to the event.

Refreshments were received from James Gourmet Coffee and Yorkshire Tea, ensuring that guests had a diverse range of beverages to enjoy.

Organisers extended their gratitude to St Mary’s Church for allowing the use of their facilities, making this Coffee Morning such a worthwhile and successful event.