The official donation to Macmillan Cancer Support was held today with Bishop David having the pleasure of handing over a cheque for £905 to the charity.

This money represent the proceeds from the recent Macmillan Coffee Morning held in September in Lincoln Cathedral with our partners the Lincoln Tea and Coffee Company. 

This year’s donation nearly doubled the £526 raised in 2018 and plans are already underway for next year.

Bishop David said: “I am hugely grateful to all the staff from Edward King House for their generosity in both giving and baking cakes and to everyone who attended and gave to this very worthy cause.”

Fiona Goldsby a fundraiser with Macmillan Cancer Support said: “We are extremely grateful to the staff at the diocese and to the Lincoln Tea and Coffee Company for hosting a coffee morning.   In just two hours they have raised this amazing amount of money and we are extremely grateful.

“The funds raised will go towards the new Macmillan Cancer support Centre at Lincoln County Hospital which will benefit all people in Lincolnshire.”

“We are very proud to support the Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning” said John and Suzy Carlisle from the Lincolnshire Tea and Coffee Company which was awarded the Small Business of the Year award recently. “It was such a great day and really good fun. This is the second year that we have worked with the Diocese of Lincoln and we are already planning ahead to 2020 to make it bigger and better.

“We would also like to thank Amy Wallace at Market inn who really helped with the promotion of the day and to everyone who came along to support it so generously.”

Pictured L-R is: Fiona Goldsby, Macmillan Cancer Support; Julie Treadswell, Macmillan Cancer Support; Kay Clayton, Diocese of Lincoln; The Right Revd Dr David Court, the Acting Bishop of Lincoln; John Carlisle from the Lincoln Tea and Coffee Company and Suzy Carlisle also from the Lincoln Tea and Coffee Company.