Gina braves shave at Lewes District Council’s Macmillan Coffee Morning

Gina Plant

Lewes District Council hosted a coffee morning for the second year running to raise funds for MacMillan cancer support. The event took place at our customer services hub at Southover House this morning.

Thanks to the support and generosity of residents, staff and in particular Gina Plant, Service Manager at the Council, who supported the fund raising event by having her head shaved.

Gina told us: “I have been incredibly touched by all the messages of support that staff, colleagues, family and friends have given me. I took part in Macmillan’s “Brave the Shave” Initiative to raise cash for the charity.  I am thrilled to have already raised £1200 and it could be more.”

The event proved extremely popular and was so well supported with staff putting their cake making skills to good use.  Scot Reid, Head of Customer Services said “Many staff contributed to make the coffee morning a success by making cakes, bringing in raffle prizes and serving tea and coffee to residents who came along. Many thanks to all involved.  I am proud of Gina who has shown incredible fortitude and strength of character to have her head shaved – she certainly provides inspiration to us all.”

The Chair of LDC, Cllr Nigel Enever hosted the event at Southover House and thanked everyone for their support, especially Gina who had demonstrated first hand her support for such a worthwhile charity that touches so many people.

Macmillan cancer support told us “Every cake shared helps us be there for someone affected by cancer, from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond. Together we can make sure that no one faces cancer alone.”

Residents of  Reed Court Sheltered Housing Scheme at Boughey Place in Lewes are also showing their support by holding their Macmillan coffee morning on Friday 30 September at 10.30am where they will have a raffle, tombola, cake stall, bric-a-brac and second hand clothes stall.  In addition residents of Meridian Court Sheltered Housing Scheme in Peacehaven, successfully held their coffee morning on Monday 26 September. Thanks to all involved in arranging and to the residents and staff for making it such a great fund raising event.

The three coffee morning events will easily exceed the total money raised last year which was £1,037, with expectations this year of raising in excess of £2,200.

Story published on 04 October 2016