‘The biggest coffee morning in the world’ raises hundreds

MacMillan Coffee Morning.''A coffee morning is being held to raise money for the  Macmillan charity, in memory of Dr Ben Ross, who lost his life to cancer at the age of 89.''Pictured are the dance group, BPM Dance Academy, The Logic Crew and parents. ''Bolnore Village School, Middle Village, Haywards Heath, Mid Sussex. ''Picture: Liz Pearce 29/09/2018''LP181566 SUS-180930-140932008
MacMillan Coffee Morning.''A coffee morning is being held to raise money for the Macmillan charity, in memory of Dr Ben Ross, who lost his life to cancer at the age of 89.''Pictured are the dance group, BPM Dance Academy, The Logic Crew and parents. ''Bolnore Village School, Middle Village, Haywards Heath, Mid Sussex. ''Picture: Liz Pearce 29/09/2018''LP181566 SUS-180930-140932008

Coffee mornings have taken place across the Mid Sussex region this weekend to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Toni Ross was one member of the community who organised a coffee morning for the national annual coffee morning, which turned out to be an all-day affair.

MacMillan Coffee Morning.''A coffee morning is being held to raise money for the  Macmillan charity, in memory of Dr Ben Ross, who lost his life to cancer at the age of 89.''Pictured are L-R Hayley Wood and Jo Orton.''Bolnore Village School, Middle Village, Haywards Heath, Mid Sussex. ''Picture: Liz Pearce 29/09/2018''LP181565 SUS-180930-140921008

MacMillan Coffee Morning.''A coffee morning is being held to raise money for the Macmillan charity, in memory of Dr Ben Ross, who lost his life to cancer at the age of 89.''Pictured are L-R Hayley Wood and Jo Orton.''Bolnore Village School, Middle Village, Haywards Heath, Mid Sussex. ''Picture: Liz Pearce 29/09/2018''LP181565 SUS-180930-140921008

Ms Ross held the event at BPM Dance Academy in memory of her late father, GP Dr Ben Ross, who died in July.

She said: “I was just so touched by everyone’s generosity.

“The kids and parents really pulled together.”

One little girl, Alice Upsdell, age nine handed over a jar with £16 that she had been saving.

MacMillan Coffee Morning.''A coffee morning is being held to raise money for the  Macmillan charity, in memory of Dr Ben Ross, who lost his life to cancer at the age of 89.''Pictured are L-R Freddie Fairhall (6) and Isabelle Wood (8). '''Bolnore Village School, Middle Village, Haywards Heath, Mid Sussex. ''Picture: Liz Pearce 29/09/2018''LP181568 SUS-180930-140955008

MacMillan Coffee Morning.''A coffee morning is being held to raise money for the Macmillan charity, in memory of Dr Ben Ross, who lost his life to cancer at the age of 89.''Pictured are L-R Freddie Fairhall (6) and Isabelle Wood (8). '''Bolnore Village School, Middle Village, Haywards Heath, Mid Sussex. ''Picture: Liz Pearce 29/09/2018''LP181568 SUS-180930-140955008

Ms Ross said: “If everyone could be like her, what a difference it would make.”

More than 150 people came to donate money in exchange for a slice of homemade cake and a cup of tea or coffee raising £257.02 for the cancer charity.

The mother of one said she was very touched when someone told her they had come to the event because her father had meant so much to the community. Mishon Mackay estate agents in Hurstpierpoint also joined in ‘the world biggest coffee morning’ raising £192.45.

Della Mold raised £500 together with Bolnore village residents.

MacMillan Coffee Morning.''A coffee morning is being held to raise money for the  Macmillan charity, in memory of Dr Ben Ross, who lost his life to cancer at the age of 89.''Pictured is Ben Fernley (10), grandson of Dr Ben Ross.''Bolnore Village School, Middle Village, Haywards Heath, Mid Sussex. ''Picture: Liz Pearce 29/09/2018''LP181569 SUS-180930-141006008

MacMillan Coffee Morning.''A coffee morning is being held to raise money for the Macmillan charity, in memory of Dr Ben Ross, who lost his life to cancer at the age of 89.''Pictured is Ben Fernley (10), grandson of Dr Ben Ross.''Bolnore Village School, Middle Village, Haywards Heath, Mid Sussex. ''Picture: Liz Pearce 29/09/2018''LP181569 SUS-180930-141006008

Ms Mold said: “It was a fantastic turn out I had friends, family and local business’s come along or donating, AJS BARBERS Haywards Heath, Katherine, Bly Floral Designs, Starbucks coffee shop, Bay tree coffee shop, Oh Sew Happy, Co-op in Bolnore and Flinders coffee shop.

Usborne books attended the event and donated a percentage of their takings to Macmillan. Sammy Best organised a coffee morning with at St Francis social club raising more than £300.

Beth Wilson and Natasha Hunt at Mishon Mackay SUS-180110-094259001

Beth Wilson and Natasha Hunt at Mishon Mackay SUS-180110-094259001

Coffee morning organised by Della Mold SUS-180110-095210001

Coffee morning organised by Della Mold SUS-180110-095210001