The Macclesfield & District Fundraising Group of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) held its first coffee morning of the year recently at Macclesfield Conservative Club recently, joined by local MP, David Rutley.
The well-attended event, at which the Mayor of Macclesfield, Cllr Adam Schofield, was also present, was organised to raise funds for the charity's important activities in and around Macclesfield. These include its work visiting local schools, to teach local young people vital resuscitation skills, as well as to support its premises in Macclesfield town centre, where the charity sells a variety of pre-loved furniture and other household items. Thanks to the generosity of local people over £110 was raised, which will be directly invested in the charity's local work.
As well as many stalls selling home-baked treats and hot drinks, there was a tombola, and even a demonstration on cardio-pulmonary resuscitation given by the BHF's Macclesfield and Bollington First Responders. David also took the opportunity to speak with the BHF's Corporate and Community Relationship Manager, Leah Goodhind, about the charity's positive work in local communities, and its future plans.
Speaking after the event, David said, "I am pleased to support the important work of the British Heart Foundation locally, and would like to thank all those volunteers who helped to organise the coffee morning, and the generosity of local people for donating to this positive cause. It is good that the funds raised will help the charity to further its much-valued work in and around local communities."