Kind-hearted primary seven pupils put their organisational skills to the test last week as they arranged and ran a very successful coffee morning.

The event, which took place on Friday at Levenvale Primary School, was held to generate funds for charity and did so with gusto, raising over £480 for the fight against cancer.

The pupils organised the morning as part of Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, which encourages people all over the country to hold coffee mornings to support the charity’s work.

Those involved showed great enthusiasm by making posters, organising games and making money pots so that the whole school could help. The staff from Levenvale kindly donated most of the cakes for the day and McDonald’s donated the hot drinks cups. All week the children and staff of the school brought in money for the games and donated any loose change too.

Gillian Runciman, who is a teacher at the primary school, told the Reporter: “The morning itself was well attended by parents, friends and the community who gave generously for the cause.

“So far the total raised is £480.50.”

The first ever Macmillan Coffee Morning took place back in 1990 with guests gathering over coffee and donating the cost of their cup of tea to the charity in the process. Since then, the event has raised over £200 million to fight the disease.