THE coffee is on as charitable residents across the southside and East Renfrewshire sign up for Macmillan’s annual world’s biggest coffee morning.
Last year, the cancer charity raised £15 million from 115,000 people across the UK — and there have been plenty of events taking place in your neighbourhood this year.
Jane Tobias and mum Rosalind Green held two coffee mornings — the first at Homeglen House in Giffnock last Friday.
Rosalind had asked along a special guest, actress and friend Ida Schuster (95), to call in — and Ida, who was also celebrating her birthday, happily obliged.
The event raised £546, and Jane’s event, on Sunday, raised a further £333.
The family run coffee mornings each year in memory of Jane’s late sister Mandy Benstock, who was diagnosed with breast cancer 14 years ago.
Jane told The Extra: “This charity in particular supported us through my late sister Mandy’s fight with cancer, and also through her passing last year — our coffee mornings are in Mandy’s honour.”
Over at Hawthorn Court in Clarkston, residents were joined by family and friends at a Macmillan event organised by Elizabeth Weston.
The coffee, tea and cakes went down at treat and the retirement home raised £640 — Mrs Weston thanks everyone for their donations, as well as Asda Newton Mearns for providing a gift card for goods sold at the coffee morning.
Meanwhile, Clarkston Chiropractic raked in £415, and are still accepting text donations — anyone who wishes to donate £5 can do so by texting COFFEE 2TQ to 70550.