Kirk Hallam Support Centre organised and ran a coffee morning to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Research in line with ‘The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ event held nationwide. It was held at the Centre on Thursday 29th September from 11am until 1pm; this gave both the KS3 children in the morning sessions and KS2 children in the afternoon sessions the opportunity to contribute and participate in the event.
During the week the children baked goods which they were to then sell at the coffee morning, these included flapjacks and rocky road cakes and sandwiches in line with an afternoon tea theme. They also contributed to the organisation of the event, by creating decorations to make the centre look welcoming to the public, who they invited through posters placed in local shops and flyers posted to residents in the local area. Parents and family members were also invited, also with the other Amber Valley and Erewash Support Centres and Staff.
On the day, the children served their treats along with those contributed by staff and Protocol Education, to local people and their families. Protocol Education sent a representative in support of the event, along with Karen Hudson, the Head of Provision and David Allen the Chair of the Management Committee accompanied by his wife. It was a successful morning; it was enjoyed by all, and raised over £100 pounds for the Macmillan Charity.
Furthermore, with the mountains of left over cakes and treats, the children chose to donate them to the local food bank in Ilkeston, thus helping out a local charity.
Many thanks to all parents, carers and special visitors who took the time out of busy schedules to contribute to this cause and support the great work of our children here at Kirk Hallam Support Centre.