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SE1 has more coffee mornings than anywhere in UK according to Macmillan

The Shard has been immortalised in biscuits by Macmillan, in celebration of SE1 hosting the most coffee mornings of any UK postcode district.

The 26-year-old event has seen SE1 throw hundreds of the events each year, with many of London’s 7,500 in 2015 being found in the area.

Macmillan's Biscuit Shard
Macmillan’s Biscuit Shard

The 9ft tall sculpture is accompanied by other iconic UK landmarks and will be displayed in the window of the Koppel Project, 93 Baker Street, as the countdown to next Friday begins.

Claire Driscoll, National Events Marketing Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “This year we really wanted to say thank you to everyone that helps make the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning so special.

Dickens Estate coffee morning

“We’ve seen support for the event grow year on year for the past 25 years and now, through the power of biscuit, we’re seeing the whole nation come together.

“Regardless of size, location, and whether you bake it or if you fake it, each slice of cake shared at a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning really does change lives by helping us ensure that no one has to face cancer alone.”

Dickens Estate coffee morning

The Dickens Estate held their coffee morning last week in support of local residents affected by the disease, raising more than £750 so far.

Sheila Woolgar, 69, a survivor and an organiser of the morning, said: “I would like to thank everyone who donated their time and money. We received some fabulous donations from close family and friends.

The organisers of the dickens estate coffee morning
The organisers of the Dickens Estate coffee morning

“I’d like to thank Balloons of London, Co-Op, Debbie Western Flowers, Greens the Florist, M&S and Tesco. Everyone who baked fabulous cakes and donated, especially two little girls, my granddaughter Lottie and Katie Wilson, my daughters Jo and Rachel, and husband, Jim.

“Our thoughts are with Berry O’Neill who the morning was in memory of, and my daughter’s friend Jackie Foster, who recently passed away.”

*Everyone is welcome to the Silverlock Tenants’ and Residents’ Association’s coffee morning in their hall in Warndon Street on September 30 from 11am.

Dickens Estate coffee morning
Dickens Estate coffee morning

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