A HOST of businesses and organisations across the Staffordshire Moorlands joined thousands across the country last week in brewing up for charity.
The Macmillan Cancer Support World's Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday saw lots of people across the country brew-up in a bid to raise lots of money for the national charity.
We at the Post & Times staged a coffee morning offering coffees and teas along with cakes, baked and supplied by our own staff. We raised £86.
Commercial manager at the Post & Times, Angela Wynne, said: "The Post & Times team were really pleased to be able to take part in the Great British Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer fund by baking or bringing in a selection of cakes.
"We enjoyed serving customers and members of the public who popped in to see us whilst contributing to this worthy cause."
Down the road off Brook Street, Leek's NFU Mutual hosted a similar coffee morning offering home-made cakes and hot drinks, raising £485.
Sales executive Sue Lovatt said: "We are all so amazed by how much we managed to raise. All the baking until 2am was well worth it.
"We haven't taken part in an event like this before. Thanks go to everyone for their support on the day."
The Leek franchise of Francesco's Hairdressers also brewed up for their customers on Friday.
The hair salon's event saw staff offering a range of culinary delights including cakes, biscuits and flapjacks to accompany the teas and coffees on offer.
Staff at The Red Lion in Market Place were assisted by customers in baking cakes for the venue's coffee morning on Friday. Assistant manager Sammi Pickering said: "We raised £141.70 this year which is over double compared to the £60 we raised last year.
"We have been overwhelmed by the support from our customers - not only in coming along to the coffee morning but some have also provided lovely home made cakes for the event.
"Thank you to everyone who supported our coffee morning."
Meanwhile, two residents in Leek raised more than £250 at a coffee morning at The Priory pub in Abbots Road, Leek.
Residents Victoria Rushton and Tanya Harrison clubbed together to host the fund-raiser which also included a raffle sponsored by local businesses.
Mum-of-four Victoria, aged 23, said: "We were overwhelmed with the support we had for our coffee morning. We even had people queuing up before we opened the doors."
Twenty-six year old Tanya, who has two children, added: "We raised more than £250 which is great. We would like to thank everyone who supported the event."
In St Edward Street, Spout Coffee Shop raised money for Macmillan Cancer Support through sales of their culinary delights, while law staff at Bowcock and Pursaill also hosted a coffee morning.
Secretary at the solicitors firm, Liz Dale, said: "We raised more than £200 which made it quite a successful day.
We would like to thank everyone for their support."
The Meerbrook Ladies also joined in on the Macmillan Cancer Support World's Biggest Coffee Morning.
In raising £750, a spokesperson said: "This was the biggest amount that has been raised by the ladies since we have been supporting the charity and everyone is over the moon.
"Thanks to all those who visited us and bought cakes, coffee and bric a brac to help us raise this amount."
To find out more information about the charity and the World's Biggest Coffee Morning go online to http://coffee.macmillan.org.uk.