Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson joins Aintree Village Par

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson joined Aintree Village Parish Councillors and supporters at their annual Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday.


Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson tucked in to a coffee and slice or two of cake when he joined Aintree Village Parish Council's Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday.

Bill joined the Parish Councillors and members of the public at the popular annual event.

Most of the baking was done by Frances Clough and Jessie Wade, both of whom had been up since 5.30am preparing the tasty treats. For Frances, this is the 21st year she has supported the event.

Aintree Village Parish Council chairman, Cllr Peter Gill later announced that £190.05 was made on the morning, but that figure was set to rise.

Cllr Gill said: "Aintree Village Parish Council would like to thank the helpers for putting the Macmillan Coffee Morning together, particularly Francis Clough and Jessie Wade. They made some fantastic cakes that were enjoyed by everyone.

"We would also like to thank our sponsors, who include Asda Aintree, KK Neats, Paul from Kelly's Pharmacy, Una from Aintree Pharmacy and Tesco Express. They all donated items for the morning and there were donations for the raffle prizes.

"I'd also like to thank Bob, Dot and Beryl for their help and support."

Cllr Gill said the Macmillan Coffee Morning is always one of the community's annual highlights.

Cllr Gill said: "Aintree Village Parish Council Macmillan Coffee Morning always turns out to be a great social event for a very worthy cause.

"For instance, I had a call from a chap who lost his wife to cancer. He wanted to help when he heard we were holding the coffee morning, so he baked some cakes for us.

"That just goes to show you what a brilliant community we have here in Aintree Village. It is something which I am immensely proud of."

Bill Esterson said he was always immensely proud to attend the Macmillan fundraiser.

Bill said: "If there's one thing you can guarantee, it's that each and every year you are sure to get to sample some of the finest cakes around, at Aintree Village Parish Council's Macmillan Coffee Morning. And that's all thanks to the generosity and hard work of people like Frances and Jessie, and the many other volunteer bakers who do Aintree and the parish council proud.

"The support the give to Macmillan year in and year out goes to helping the charity continue to the fantastic work they do in supporting people touched by the devastating effects of cancer.

"I am delighted that each year I can go along to the coffee morning and show my support to Macmillan and the Parish Council and the volunteers for all the fantastic work that they do."

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