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Macmillan coffee and cake
Friday, September 20
An invitation to
Sara Card's mega Macmillan coffee morning is now in its eighth year.
For 2022 the all day coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Care was on Friday, September 30.
In the past seven years Sara has been hosting the event at her home at 7 Earlesfied she has raised more than £13K for the cancer charity.
Sara who is a keen baker and loves hosting dinner parties with a little help from her friends served coffee and cake from 10am-6pm at 7 Earlsfield.
In 2021 Sara served a large choice of cakes to eat under a large marquee on her drive together with cups of tea and coffee or for the adventurous glasses of Prosecco.
And in 2022 her back garden was filled with gazebos and her house with eager supporters.
People were invited to just turn up make a donation and use a takeaway service.
Our slideshow includes some of the cakes on offer for this year including gin & tonic, coffee, carrot, lemon drizzle and Prosecco flavour with specialty catering for those on celiac, vegan and low sugar diets.
Sara said: “I lost my father 13 years ago to cancer so he was my original inspiration.
"Since then, each year it seems more and more people around me get diagnosed with cancer.
“In 2020 with Covid I nearly gave up, however a very close friend of 30 years was diagnosed with terminal cancer five years ago, she is still here , fighting every day.
"So it’s my eighth coffee morning this year and I really have deliberated whether or not to go ahead with it as I have two big birthdays in my house this month.
"I then think how can I not, my close friend is five years in on her fight with terminal cancer and another friend has just been diagnosed with breast cancer, Macmillan makes a difference to them and so many others."
At the end of the weekend after a whirlwind of tidying up and distributing raffle prizes the total raised was in excess of £2,900 with more donations to come.