Macmillan Coffee Afternoon

MacMillan Cancer Coffee MorningOn Monday 25th September we had the pleasure of hosting Helen Rant and her wonderful friends for a Macmillan Coffee Afternoon

25 brilliant babies, mum's and grandparents, dressed in their finest green in honor of the Macmillan colours, attended the coffee afternoon. We were so lucky to be able host this wonderful event. 

Helen is a Macmillan Professional working in the NHS, currently enjoying her 'mummy leave' with her little 6 month old Toby. Working within a fantastic team she offers assessment and therapy to patients with speech, voice and swallowing difficulties which can arise secondary to a tumour. The Macmillan charity is already close to Helen and as such wanted to host the coffee afternoon to continue that support whilst away. 

Initially her aim was to raise £200 for the event, however things quickly escalated as companies and services in and around Harrogate generously donated prizes towards a raffle and auction. Helen did her final count up to find a whopping £1200 was raised! Amazing! We're so happy to have been able to offer the support to Helen and her friends. 

During the event we had the fantastic Helen from Eyesome Photography kindly come and take pictures and portraits, StrayFM came to recorded a piece for their Families Show and the Harrogate Advertiser wrote a few words too! 

We're so lucky to be involved with such an active community and can't wait to see what events we get to host in the future! A massive well done to Helen, it was a wonderful afternoon all for a brilliant cause! Here's to next year...?