Ankerside raises more than £1,575 for Macmillan Cancer Support

October 9, 2014

PEDAL power and a cuppa have helped Tamworth’s Ankerside Shopping Centre raise more £1,575 for a cancer support charity.

The busy centre hosted events last week as part of Macmillan’s Big Coffee Morning event, with shoppers taking part and donating generously.

On Saturday 27th, Druckers hosted day-long activities, with a bid to get shoppers in a spin for Macmillan’s. The popular coffee shop had a bike-powered smoothie-maker, where shoppers donated £1 to take to the pedals to create their own drink.

There was also be a tombola and  raffle with prizes donated by local stores plus face painting, along with plenty of coffee and cakes.

Thursday 26th also saw activities at the monthly Mummy Morning, plus geeks from Ankerside’s O2 store were on hand to tackle IT issues and help raise funds for the charity at the same time.

Ankerside Shopping Centre manager Pete Barber said: “Once again our shoppers have been extremely generous and I’d like to thank everybody who came along to take part, and who donated to this very worthwhile charity.

“Cancer affects everybody and we wanted to do what we can to help Macmillan’s in the important work it carries out with those who have been diagnosed with the disease, and supporting  their families through what is a very difficult time.”

Macmillan’s Big Coffee Morning saw people across the UK to hold a coffee morning to raise money for people living with cancer. Last year 154,000 people signed up for the event, raising a record total of £20m.