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Barking primary school hosts coffee morning for cancer charity Macmillan

PUBLISHED: 12:00 18 October 2018 | UPDATED: 12:00 18 October 2018

Ripple Primary School parents and staff raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support at their coffee morning. Picture: Ken Mears

Ripple Primary School parents and staff raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support at their coffee morning. Picture: Ken Mears

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Cakes were baked, hot drinks brewed and chins wagged for a good cause at a Barking school.

Parents and staff at Ripple Primary School raised nearly £450 during a coffee morning in aid of charity Macmillan Cancer Support.

Over the two school sites, in Suffolk Road and Ripple Road, cooks Rose Khan and Sharon Wheller whipped up a batch of tasty treats with help from teaching staff.

About 60 parents attended the hour-long event on September 28, one of scores occurring across the country for the charity’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning fundraising campaign.

Billed as the biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer, participants have raised nearly £14 million so far for the cause, compared to £27m last year.

More than £200m has been raised to support those affected by cancer since the inaugural Coffee Morning in 1990, according to the charity.

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