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Sexey’s School Raises £1,000 with Macmillan Coffee Morning

Thursday 9 October 2014, 14:33
By Tom Balch

Sexeys Macmillan Coffee Morning coffee machine

Sexey’s School, Bruton, raised over £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support with its two Coffee Mornings held on Friday 26th September as part of Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Nick Law from Bean Shot Coffee provided his barista expertise and coffee making machines to froth up cappuccinos, create milky lattes and produce a host of other exotic coffee treats; Godminster Farm, At The Chapel Taste Bruton, Somerset Dairies, Taylors Bakers, Cole Manor Tea Rooms and Phillips and Skinner all supported the event and donated delicious cakes and produce to delight the students, parents and visitors from the local community that flocked through the doors.

The Macmillan Cancer Support charity has a particular resonance with Sexey’s as Douglas Macmillan, the founder of the Society for the Prevention and Relief of Cancer, was a pupil at the school between 1894-7 and the school’s newest, purpose built, boarding house is named in his honour.

The Head Master’s wife, Jocelyn Latif, held the first event at Walwin House whilst Macmillan House housemistress Jacky Fairhurst laid on the second in the afternoon in Macmillan House, ensuring that the Big Coffee Morning extended well into the evening at Sexey’s as students and friends of the school made the most of the array of homemade cakes on offer!

Cake stands at the Sexeys Macmillan Coffee Morning

Head Master of Sexey’s, Mr Irfan Latif, commented,

I am delighted that we have been able to raise not only over a £1000 at Sexey’s for our partner charity, Macmillan Cancer Support, but awareness too. This is a tremendous cause and one that is so close to the heart of many at the School. My sincere thanks go to all staff, students and parents who supported the Macmillan Coffee Mornings and also to the local businesses in Bruton who helped make them such a resounding success.

Genevieve Drinkwater, from Macmillan Cancer Support UK added,

A fantastic result from your coffee mornings and what brilliant community spirit you have in the village! The event is fundamentally about bringing people and communities together and it sounds as though you did just that. That £1000 will pay for one of our nurses for a week, supporting on average 3 people per day, so thank you!

Visitors at Sexeys Macmillan Coffee Morning

At Sexey’s colleagues, families and friends have been affected by cancer and it’s hoped that the money raised from The Big Coffee Morning, will help to support others fighting the disease.


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