IN the month the World’s Biggest Coffee Mornings are taking place for MacMillan Cancer Support, Mossley Cancer Committee already has a full diary of events for the rest of 2017.
And while the new £2 million MacMillan Unit officially opened at Tameside Hospital last June, the MCC is maintaining its fund raising drive to the end of the year.
Over the past 18 months, the Unit has received more than £8,000 from MCC’s efforts.
The next coffee morning exclusively for the Tameside Unit takes place on Monday, September 18 at Mossley Band Club, Argyle Street, 10 am to 12 noon.
More events have been organised for (all Mondays): October 2, October 16, October 30, November 13, November 27 and December 11.
The MCC’s monthly Saturday coffee mornings at Mossley Band club take place on: September 9, October 7, November 4 and December 2 from 10.30am to 12.30pm.
Other fund raising activities include a pre theatre tea and ticket on Friday, September 22 for Brassed Off-the latest production by Mossley Operatic and Dramatic Society. Tickets are priced at £20 and with all MCC events contact Margaret Brooks on 01457 834141.
On Wednesday, October 11 there is free entry to an event at the Band Club organised in association with Cajule Jewellery. And if browsing the stalls makes you peckish then there will be hot roast sandwiches available.
Stamford Golf Club hosts a pre Christmas coffee day event on Wednesday, November 8 with stalls, raffle and food.
The Cancer Committee, formed in 1970, raised nearly £16,000 in the last calendar year.
Meanwhile, around 60 guests were in fine voice for a ‘Sunday Tea and Hymn Sing’ hosted by Mossley Cancer Committee at Mossley Methodist Church,
And star of the afternoon was 15-year-old Sam Williamson, who delighted his audience with four songs from his impressive repertoire, including ‘Anthem’ from Chess and ‘Danny Boy’.
He also sang ‘Aspects of Love’ which he dedicated to Granny, Christine Deeley, who is a member of the Mossley Cancer Committee.
Sam, who is currently having classical singing lessons, sings with the Halle Youth Choir and has previously sung at Bridgewater Hall.