Dartmouth Macmillion coffee morning huge success thanks to students’ hard work
More than 40 people went along to Dartmouth Academy’s Sixth Form Centre for a coffee morning as part of the Macmillan Biggest Coffee Morning national event on November 17 – raising more than £220 for the cancer charity.
And teachers have paid tribute to the huge dedication and hard work shown by the group of teenagers who organised it.
The students organised the refreshments, helped bake cakes to be sold at the event, set up the room for the event, and convinced local businesses to donate prizes for the raffle – which brought in more than £100 for Macmillan Cancer Support on its own.
Holly Elliott led the team of year nine students who made the event possible – and she said that she was delighted by the big turnout from the community and paid tribute to her team.
‘It’s the first time I’ve helped in an event like this,’ she said. ‘We’ve been getting ready for the past month, and have made sure that everything is ready for the event. The businesses in town have been very supportive and the Dartmouth Trading Company especially – we want to thank them all. The rest of the team have all worked very hard and helped make the event very successful.
‘It’s great to see so many people come along and support it. We are all really pleased with the turnout, and I think we’d all happily organise another one – it’s for such a good cause. We’d like to thank Miss Darling, Mr Bowles and Mrs Piggott for their help in making it work so well.’