Young Jess from Darlington beats her coffee morning fund-raising record for Macmillan Nurses (From The Advertiser Series)
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Young Jess from Darlington beats her coffee morning fund-raising record for Macmillan Nurses
A 12-YEAR-OLD Darlington girl raised £270 for charity by baking and selling cakes and holding a street coffee morning.
It was the second year Jessica May, a keen baker, set up a stall on Langholm Crescent for Macmillan Nurses’s Big Coffee Morning appeal.
Last year the Carmel School pupil raised £216 and she beat that by £30, however more money has been pledged from friends and relatives and she expects the final total will be more than £270.
Proud mum, Sheilagh May, said Jessica had worked hard baking cakes, printing and distributing leaflets and posters and co-ordinating the whole event.
She said: “We got a very touching thank you message on Facebook from a lady who lives nearby and has cancer and has Macmillan nurses helping her. It was very moving.”
Michelle Muir, Macmillan Cancer Support fundraising manager in County Durham, said: “Well done to Jessica May with her coffee morning, it sounds like a great event.”
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