Charity coffee mornings were held in Haverhill and Kedington last Friday (September 27) to raise cash for Macmillan Cancer Care.
Pupils across the Castle Partnership made cakes, donned aprons and boiled kettles to raise money for the charity.
At Place Farm Academy the youngsters raised £20, while the Friends of Place Farm group managed to raise £40.
Students at Castle Manor Academy raised £170 serving drinks and cakes while the Nice Manors band performed in the main hall.
Castle Manor student Luke Benninghoff said: “The year 11s made the cakes and we’ve been helping to sell them, and the day’s been really good and we’ve been kept busy and are looking forward to next year’s event.”
Claire Sutton, a parent of one of the Place Farm pupils, said: “We had a coffee morning for parents after they dropped their children off and it was quite successful, with year fours making the cakes.”
A number of Haverhill businesses again united to stage a coffee morning in Queens Square to raise £2,814.34.
Haverhill mayor Roger André was at the event, while photographer David Doughty performed some Elvis classics and there were also performances from the Barnardiston Hall choir and one man had his chest waxed.
“I wanted to raise £1,200 so we’ve more than doubled that so we’re well pleased with the amount and want to thank all our customer who gave donations and came on the day,” said Debbie Rawlings from Cuts Unlimited.
At the Royal British Legion Hall in Kedington the event organised by Hazel Mynott and Linda Claydon raised £1,300 – £150 more than last year.
“We’re really pleased and wish many thanks to those who supported us through donating prizes for the raffle or attending the event, and it was incredible really as were busy for the whole day,” said Hazel.
For all the latest news see Thursday’s (October 10) Echo.