IT was billed as the world’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
And across Huddersfield yesterday, many hundreds of people certainly did their bit to help live up to the title.
Charity officials at Macmillan Cancer Support were delighted with the support offered to their appeal.
They were told of some 700 events expected to take place in the region, and they were hoping to raise some £45,000 for the charity in the Kirklees area alone.
Viki Nixon, the charity’s fundraising manager for Calderdale and Kirklees said: “Last year we had 115,000 people signed up and we raised an incredible £15m.
“This year we are hoping to beat that total with 151,465 hosts signed up and an estimated 16m people due to get involved.
“Throughout the month, someone signed up to host an event every 57 seconds.
“Certainly people in Huddersfield have got behind the appeal and the funds they raise will help ensure we can meet our ambition of making sure no-one has to face cancer alone”.
A MUM-of-one who has terminal cancer hopes to raise hundreds of pounds thanks to customers and reps at the firm where she works.
Diane Harrison, 54, branch manager at Duftons Plumbing and Heating Supplies in Whitacre Street, Deighton, held a big coffee morning.
Diane, whose husband Michael, 55, is sales manager at the firm, helped raise ï¿½5,000 for Macmillan last year. The company’s branches in Deighton and Leeds raised ï¿½2,500 and the directors doubled it.
Diane, of Bradford, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in March 2012. She was given the all-clear after chemotherapy but the cancer returned this year and last month she was told the disease was terminal.
BOLLING Coffee, a coffee roastery based on the Bent Ley Industrial Estate in Meltham, opened its doors to the public for a coffee morning.
Baristas served freshly-ground coffee and staff baked buns and cakes. Bolling Coffee is best-known for its Grumpy Mule brand.
STAFF and customers at Stafflex, the recruitment agency based in Chapel Hill, raised over ï¿½200 for the charity.
Their guests included Huddersfield Town Ambassador Andy Booth.
VISITORS to Huddersfield’s Byram Arcade enjoyed coffee and refreshments - courtesy of staff at the Spun yarn shop.
BRIAN Thornhill and Son Insurance Brokers in Skelmanthorpe hosted a coffee morning for all staff and public to attend.
They also put on a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses.
PIRATES invaded the classrooms at Dalton School – but it was in fun.
Many of the youngsters dressed up as the school hosted a charity coffee morning, complete with buns and cakes.
PARENTS and grandparents of pupils attending Lepton CE School hosted a coffee morning in their Jubilee Lodge.
The event was organised by parent Sarah Parker and invited students to have a biscuit in their lessons for a donation to charity.
IN community group, The Motherhub, hosted their coffee morning at The Nightingale pub. Several youngsters attended with their parents.
TOTAL Fitness Huddersfield switched protein shakes and water for coffee and cake to take part.
The club raised over ï¿½700 by accepting donations to the charity in return for a generous slice of homemade cake.
Area manager, John Ahern said, “We want to say a big thank you to everyone who broke their diets to support the event”.
GUESTS at the Age UK Day Centre, Sundale House, Keldregate, Bradley, held a coffee afternoon yesterday to raise cash for MacMillan.
The event, attended by 30 people, raised over £160 for the cancer nurses charity.
ABOUT 40 residents of Scar Green sheltered housing complex, Meltham, raised ï¿½160 for MacMillan through a coffee morning.
TEDDY bears and their owners joined the fun when the Cedar Court Hotel at Ainley Top took part .
Families enjoyed a picnic lunch and games to raise cash for the cause. Hotel general manager Kirsti Wilkinson said: “The team at the hotel really wanted to get involved this year and were keen to do something a little out of the ordinary."
COMMUTERS were invited to enjoy coffee and cakes at Huddersfield railway station as part of the day.
Staff from First TransPennine Express sold coffee, homemade cakes and badges as well as providing collecting buckets on the platforms for people to make donations.
STUDENTS and staff at Huddersfield New College raised £280. The College’s dining room conservatory was taken over by stalls full of buns and cakes graciously contributed by staff and students.