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More than ?300 was raised at St Bride?s on Friday 26th September, when the church hosted one of the thousands of coffee mornings held throughout the United Kingdom in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief. This year, the World?s Biggest Coffee Morning has been promoted by Classic Fm radio and other companies.
Coffee and Refreshments, served inside the church from 9.30 am until 2.30 pm (with a break at 1.15 while a guitar recital was held in the Church) had been generously donated, which meant that ALL the proceeds went to Macmillan Cancer Relief. More than 70 people came, and were extremely generous with their donations, which totalled ?312.52p.
The event was organised by Grace Steadman and Pam Bevin, with the help of several Guildsmen and members of the congregation. Guildsmen, resplendent in their brown robes and flanked by gold and white balloons, stood outside the Church in Fleet Street and Salisbury Court, inviting people to come in for coffee or to contribute to Macmillan Cancer Relief.
During the morning, Guildsman Eric Davies was interviewed for the specialist French newspaper Liberation and Edward Bevin was interviewed by Liz Speight for the London Tonight programme, about the future of Fleet Street following Reuters? ? the international news agency ? decision to leave their premises adjoining the famous Wren church. The programme was broadcast at about 6:15 on the Friday evening.
During the interview, which was one of several others given by the church during the week on the topic of Reuters, Edward Bevin stressed how much the church was valued around the world by journalists in particular.
Canon David Meara, Rector of St Bride?s says a warm thank you to everyone who helped and generously donated to this event.