JQ community unites for Macmillan coffee morning

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The Jewellery Quarter community raised more than £7,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support after taking part in the charity’s national coffee morning.

More than 30 businesses organised fundraising events in the workplace or around the Jewellery Quarter, with all the proceeds being presented to Macmillan as a single cheque from the area.

Many companies and organisations, including Fellows Auctioneers, The Birmingham Assay Office, Barques,  and Mitchells & Butlers, baked cakes and sold them to staff, visitors or customers.

Betts Metal Sales and Pomegranate were among the businesses that held a sponsored fancy dress day, while The Big Peg and The Old Fire Station Children’s Nursery organised raffles alongside selling cakes and cups of coffee.

Fleurets hosted a paper aeroplane competition outside
St Paul’s Church, while students and staff from Abbey College  and Birmingham Perry Beeches II also got involved.

A bouquet of flowers from In Bloom and two tickets to the ballet from Simon Harper, a local resident, were donated as prizes. Betts Metal Sales received the flowers for raising £600 at its Mad Hatter tea party and The Big Peg, which raised over £550, won the ballet tickets.

The fundraising event was the brainchild of Philip Jackson, managing director of Maguire Jackson.

Philip said: “There has always been a strong sense of community in the Jewellery Quarter and I am delighted that so many businesses and organisations came together to raise a fantastic amount of money for a very worthy charity.”

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