Hundreds drop in for a final coffee

THE final fundraising coffee morning organised by a Newhaven couple who lost two children to Cystic Fibrosis has raised a massive £1,250.

Every year for 25 years Margaret and Derek Miller, of Kings Avenue, organised the event to raise cash for research.

They were inspired by their son Michael who was diagnosed with the disease when he was eight. He died at 19 and a second son Keith passed away aged just six weeks.

The couple, now both retired, decided the 25th anniversary was the right time to call it a day and allow younger people to continue their good work.

However, the Miller's were determined to make their last coffee morning the biggest and best ever. On Saturday, at Denton Social Centre, hundreds filed through the door for attractions, including tombola, raffle, cakes and bric-a-brac. Friends and family helped out and local businesses donated prizes

Mrs Miller was overwhelmed by the response. She said: 'It was fantastic. We have never had such a response from people. It just snowballed with people coming from everywhere.

'Everybody who has helped us over the 25 years deserves a huge thank you, we couldn't have done it without them.'

Mr and Mrs Miller were presented with a certificate and a bunch of flowers for their work by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.


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