AN ENTERPRISING 10 year-old has got off to a flying start with a World’s Biggest
Coffee Morning contribution.
Ninfield Church of England Primary School pupil Molly Dowling reasoned that she would be in class on Friday, September 27 when everyone else was holding coffee mornings in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
She particularly wanted to support this year’s campaign in memory of her great grandfather, Robert “Ed” Wood, who died recently of cancer.
So Molly set about organising her own coffee morning, choosing the last Saturday in the school holidays for the purpose.
She downloaded material from the Macmillan website and obtained the Macmillan coffee morning support package which includes poster and publicity material, collecting boxes, balloons, table cloth and guess-the-number-of-coffee-beans-in-thejar game.
She enlisted the support of her parents, grandparents, aunts, great aunt and friends.
She worked to decorate contributed buns and cakes and sought raffle prizes.
With the help of her six year-old sister, Rosie, she rigged a microphone and speaker so that she could welcome her guests.
Among supporters contributing to the success of last Saturday’s coffee morning at her grandparents’ Pebsham home was local district and county councillor Charlie Clark.
The event raised £75.36 for Macmillan Cancer Relief.