8 March 2016
World's Biggest Coffee Morning cakes
Pupils and staff from Murrayburn Primary were presented with a special award this week in recognition of their fundraising achievements.
The school, who took part in Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event last September, raised £5121, more than any other coffee morning host in the city.
The school, based in the Sighthill area of Edinburgh, has raised more than £7000 for Macmillan since 2013. This year, as well as inviting pupils, teachers and parents to their usual coffee morning and cake sale, they decided to add a sponsored bounce which greatly boosted their efforts.
Murrayburn’s Headteacher, Catherine Lynch, said: “We are so very proud of our children and families. A really great example of the generosity and caring attitude in our school community.”
Macmillan’s Senior Fundraising Manager, Jayne Forbes, said: “Over 550 people hosted a coffee morning in Edinburgh last year and raised £164,000 in total. It’s an incredible achievement for a relatively small primary school to have raised the largest amount of all our local hosts. We’re very grateful to everyone who took part in coffee morning and especially to Murrayburn Primary for really pulling out all the stops.”
She added: “In my work, I often come across people whose lives have been thrown into disarray by a cancer diagnosis. When families are at breaking point and have nowhere else to turn, we’re here to help. But we can’t do this without the support of people in Edinburgh.”