Bute joined in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday as island residents sat down to a cake and a hot drink to boost the charity’s funds.
The local Macmillan fund-raising branch held a coffee morning and raffle at the 292 Club in Rothesay, while the Phoenix Centre, which provides day services for adults with additional support needs, organised an event of their own at the Golfers Bar in the town.
At both events the array of eye-catching and tastebud-tickling cakes really had to be seen to be believed - and in the spirit of it’s-a-tough-job-but-someone-has-to-do-it, our man felt he had little choice but to carry out taste-tests of his own, just to be absolutely sure that everything passed with flying colours!
At the Golfers Bar the Phoenix Centre team wasn’t just sitting back and enjoying a cuppa either - Thomas Docherty had the job of ‘head waiter’ for the day, serving customers quickly and with a smile (and with a very sharp uniform), while Jacqui Trelford lent owner Tommy Walmsley a hand cleaning glasses and crockery behind the bar.
Centre manager Anne Bonaccorsi said: “We couldn’t really hold an event at the centre itself, because it’s a bit out of the way for people to visit, so we asked Tommy if we could use the Golfers and he’s been absolutely fantastic. We even had a donation of soup from Middleton’s Sandwich Bar too.”