More than 50 people attended the Macmillan coffee morning, which was held at The Legacy Great Hallingbury Manor as part of the charity’s world’s biggest coffee morning.
The world’s biggest coffee morning is a fundraising initiative for individuals and businesses across the UK to host their own coffee morning to raise awareness and funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Since 1991, the nationwide events have helped to raise over £75 million for the charity with over 115,000 people taking part in a coffee morning last year.
A pianist provided the entertainment at The Legacy Great Hallingbury Manor where guests were treated to coffee, tea and cake. A selection of arts and crafts was also on sale, including handmade soap, books and jewellery.
Rose Walker, operations manager at Legacy Great Hallingbury Manor, said: “The coffee morning was a huge success, and we are over the moon to have raised £368 for the charity in just a few hours.
“Macmillan’s world’s biggest coffee morning is somewhat of a legacy itself, by helping to bring communities together to show their support to help fight cancer.
“Local residents and businesses, as well as hotel guests, associations and schools, were all eager to join in the fun and everyone had a great time.
“The Legacy Great Hallingbury Manor is already looking forward to organising another charity event and we hope many more will follow.”
Macmillan Cancer Support is a charity dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by cancer by providing specialist practical and emotional support for cancer patients and their families.
Laura Bazzoni, Macmillan fundraising manager for Hertfordshire and Essex, said: “We want to make sure no one has to face cancer alone, but we can't do it without the amazing people who fundraise for us, so we are extremely grateful to the whole team at the Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel for their support with the world’s biggest coffee morning.”
The Macmillan coffee morning was held in advance of the hotel’s Christmas festivities – with bookings expected to increase by 20 per cent this year.
The launch of a festive-themed afternoon tea is expected to be a favourite among guests – at just £12.50 per person or £17 including a glass of bubbly.
The popular Christmas parties will also return in November, December and January, in the hotel’s Lakeside Suite, offering a three-course dinner with a festive drink.
And for those hoping to spend some time away from home over the Christmas period – a number of residential packages are also available.