A magnificent £2,853 was raised for Macmillian Cancer Support by our schools.

Each school organised its own event for the charity’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, raising funds with their home baked cakes, supported by donations from local businesses and parents.

At Hensingham Primary in Whitehaven, pupils decorated cakes before parents were invited in to enjoy a coffee afternoon, with Year 6 acting as student helpers.

At Longtown Primary, parents were welcomed into school to have tea and cake while sharing a book with their child.

Older students were also keen to do their bit to aid the charity.

At William Howard School in Brampton, the sixth form ran a coffee morning and there was a bake sale by sixth formers at The Whitehaven Academy.

Nic Tweddle, CET Assistant Headteacher and Student Events Lead, said: “Pupils and students enjoyed the responsibility of organising events that were enjoyed by the whole school community.

“We are delighted with their efforts and the fabulous sum they have raised for such a worthwhile cause.”

Other school fund-raisers:

  • Caldew Lea Primary – KS1 ‘Book and Breakfast’ event. Parents went in for a cup of tea and breakfast of muffins and croissants and shared a book with their child for a small donation.
  • Castle Carrock Primary – Coffee and cake afternoon with the children in open classrooms.
  • Newtown Primary – Cake Sale – parents invited in the afternoon.
  • Northside Primary – Children’s Coffee Morning – cakes donated by Asda, Workington and parents with pupils paying a £1 donation.
  • Tebay Primary – Coffee Morning with parents donating cakes.
  • Yanwath Primary – Coffee morning hosted by pupils with parents and family members invited.
  • Yewdale Primary – Coffee morning.
  • Workington Academy – Whole school student cake sale.
  • West Coast Sixth Form – Student Cuppa and Catch Up event.