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Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Hurrah for Macmillan Coffee Mornings !  Not only are they a brilliant and social way to raise money for a fantastic cause,  they are also pure heaven for those of us with a sweet tooth.  This morning I dropped in at my friend Nicola’s Macmillan Coffee morning…and stuffed myself with cake. Nicola , who is a Queen Baker ( as well as a busy Mum of 4! ) made all these goodies. 🙂

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Lemon Drizzle.
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Coffee Cake.
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Chocolate Fudge Cake.
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Take me to the Cake!

Our hostess got some recipe inspiration from the Macmillan Coffee Morning Recipe Page, which features quite a few recipes contributed by celebrities , such as Julie Walters and Amanda Holden.

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Afternoon Tea anyone?
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Ginger and Salted Caramel Cupcakes.
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Victoria Sponge.
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Pear and Ginger Cake. My personal favourite. 🙂
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Cookies 🙂 The dark chocolate and ginger biscuits on the left, another favourite of mine , this recipe provided by Harry Potter star Rupert Grint. 🙂

Nicola was sent a Coffee Morning Kit when she signed up to host this event, and this  included table cloths, bunting & cake toppers etc, as well as ideas for fund raising games and raffles. She had such a successful morning that she raised an amazing £270!

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Cake really is best enjoyed with friends.

You can host a Macmillan Coffee Morning whenever you like, and help raise funds to support people with cancer. The website is Here. 🙂

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Food for thought evening…

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To raise money to send two scouts, Tom and Charlie , to the 23rd World scout Jamboree in Japan next year, St Pauls Church in Clitheroe held a fund raising evening on saturday night. As the footy was on later I thought it would be a good way of getting the girls ( and their little girls 🙂 ) together for a few drinks and some family fun.

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The evening consisted of a delicious vegetarian two course meal that my friend Janet thought up and cooked, as well as children’s games, a tombola, live music, a quiz and an auction of some amazing looking prize hampers.

The food I must say was absolutely yummy. Compliments to the chefs! Although I’m not a vegetarian I love veggie food and the menu did not disappoint. 🙂

Clear Japanese vegetable soup.
Clear Japanese vegetable soup.
Spinach and lentil hot pot.
Spinach and lentil hot pot.
The kids enjoyed veggie hot dogs,pretzels, veggies and dips.
The kids enjoyed veggie hot dogs,pretzels, veggies and dips.
Wild flower display.
Wild flower display.
chestnut,mushroom & tarragon puff with salad and potatoes.
chestnut,mushroom & tarragon puff with salad and potatoes.

St Pauls was decorated with some home made red, white and blue bunting and I loved the pretty wild flowers in jars that adorned all the tables. And check out some of the hampers that were auctioned off on the night.

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Hmmm our table did look a bit boozy!
Hmmm our table did look a bit boozy!
Strawberries, meringue and cream. Mmmmmm. :)
Strawberries, meringue and cream. Mmmmmm. 🙂

Bronte colouring in the Pirate Treasure Game.
Bronte colouring in the Pirate Treasure Game.

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Cheezy Grins. 🙂

All in all we had a fab evening and I think the scouts must have raised nearly all their target, thanks to some very generous people and a very persuasive auctioneer. 🙂