The Vale of Leven Hospital was the place to be last week as staff took part in the “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning” to raise awareness and money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Hospital staff hosted a coffee morning and afternoon, with live entertainment, on Friday, September 27.

Margaret O’Rourke, lead nurse, said: “It was a great success. Our main aim was to raise awareness of the wonderful Macmillan resources available locally. The staff also raised a total of £100 for the charity.”

Information about the event was displayed around the hospital to encourage patients, relatives and carers to come and join in the fun and if possible, give a donation to Macmillan.

The hospital also welcomed back singing duo Celtic Cara of Fire-Cloud, a Glasgow-based charity organisation.

They provided some live entertainment as patients, staff and relatives enjoyed tea, coffee and cakes.

Helen Shearer, Macmillan services and volunteering coordinator, supported the event and was able to provide information leaflets to highlight what the charity offers.

MacMillan’s first coffee morning took place in 1991, with 2,600 supporters taking part.

It has since grown into the largest and longest-standing fundraising event of its kind in the UK.