Magnificent effort for Macmillan

Local schools and businesses throughout Ellon raised thousands of pounds last week as they held their own coffee mornings for Macmillan.

Meiklemill School raised over £1000 after holding a joint coffee morning and an Ice Bucket Challenge for some of the teachers.

Coffee Pot staff Audrey Gall, Norma Grant, Eilidh Reid, owner Elma Reid along with customer Diane Clark

Coffee Pot staff Audrey Gall, Norma Grant, Eilidh Reid, owner Elma Reid along with customer Diane Clark

Deputy head teacher Lorna Keith said: “We’re delighted to have raised £1130 from our combined Macmillan Coffee Morning and teachers’ Ice Bucket Challenge.

“P7 pupils helped soak nine members of staff in the playground in front of pupils and parents. Great fun!”

Lorna added that the school were absolutely delighted with the good 
turnout to their 
coffee morning.

She said: “We are always well supported from the families in Ellon whether they bake, come along or make a donation.

“The P7s took a big lead - they are always heavily involved with the set-up and organisation.”

Local businesses also took part including The Coffee Pot which raised over £700.

The Coffee Pot owner Elma Reid said: “We were delighted to raise £738.50. We had a lot of homebaking in boxes for sale and 
for every tea/coffee that was sold we donated £1 to Macmillan.”

Another Macmillan Coffee Morning held at Tipperty School raised £380.89 for Macmillan Nurses.

Over £30 was also made from a table selling produce grown in the school with the money going to Mary’s Meals to help feed people in Malawi.

P4-7 teacher Mrs Katherine Williams said: “We are only a small school with 33 children but we were very pleased with the turnout.”