YOU CAN always rely on Woodside primary to get into the spirit of things when it comes to fundraising and the MacMillan Coffee Mornings were no exception.
The students had been busy making cakes to sell to raise money for Macmillan Nurses.
On Friday 28th September, as part of the Macmillan charity’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, children and parents could sample the results, albeit in the afternoon.
Everyone agreed that £1 for a drink and a cake for children and £2 for adults was good value for money and the cakes were scrumptious. Led by the school council and well supported by the Friends of Woodside and class teacher Angela Cassidy, the children raised £745 for the charity. The Macmillan Coffee Morning is the charity’s annual fundraising event but this is the first time Woodside has been involved.
Headteacher Edward Caines said: “This was a great community event that brought people together to raise money for a very worthwhile cause. As a school we put a lot of our energy into getting children to the reach the highest possible standards but it is important, for us and them, to make time for others too.”
One of the mum’s present, Shana Elliott-Hayers also enjoyed the day. She said: “What a great event. It was a lot of fun on a Friday afternoon to have a cake and coffee and chat. Well done to everyone.”