Coffee and cakes was the order of the day across Huddersfield.
Hundreds of people in the town got busy in the kitchen to take part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, in aid of Macmillan.
Schools, shops and firms all got involved in the national appeal which is set to raise millions for the charity.
There was a distinctly green theme at Castle Hill School in Berry Brow, where staff and parents baked buns and cakes.
All the pupils wore green and they invited former pupils and local residents to join them for the event.
A spokesman said: “It went really well and we have raised more than £450”.
Staff and patients at Marsh Dental Care decided that it’s okay to eat sweet things just once as they baked buns and cakes for a coffee morning.
Staff at the Huddersfield-based fostering agency Fostering Solutions got into the spirit with an event at Almondbury Wesleyans Cricket Club.
Raheeda Inayat, service manager, said: “It’s a great way to raise money and all our offices around the country are joining in. We have 11 events running and they all went really well”.
Angela Beaumont joined many at Dalton School’s event. She said: “We held a brilliant coffee morning and £634.71 was raised thanks to the generosity of the families and staff and the local community who donated delicious cakes buns or money. The children and staff wore bright clothes.”
The team at the Macmillan Unit at Calderdale Royal Hospital produced a green-iced cake as the centrepiece of their celebrations. They are Carolyn Smith, Kirstina Watkins, Viki Power and Deborah Melia. The total was boosted by the sale of some hand-knitted dollies and is expected to be around the £1,000 mark. Trish Hooson and Roz Waters also held a sale and a tombola at the eye clinic at CRH and raised more than £500.
Staff from The Pink Link were busy in the kitchen and hosted a successful event at Almondbury Common.
A Macmillan spokesman said: “There are now 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer. By 2030, it will be 4 million people, and we want to be there for them all.
“One in three of us will get cancer, and it will be one of the toughest things we’ll ever have to face. Our goal is to make sure no one faces cancer alone”.