Coffee shop’s fundraiser will help cancer charities

Daniel Clapham at Milk and Sugar.

Daniel Clapham at Milk and Sugar.

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A South Tyneside businessman is hoping to boost the coffers of four cancer charities with the sale of coffee.

Daniel Clapham opened the doors of Milk and Sugar coffee shop in Boldon Colliery eight months ago.

I am hoping to raise £1,000 from the event which will be shared between the four charities.

Daniel Clapham

Daniel has already scooped third place in the Gazette’s Cafe of the Year competition, as voted for by readers, and is now hoping to help four cancer charities with an all-day fundraiser tomorrow.

He is aiming to hit a target of £1,000 through the sale of refreshments, with raffles also taking place throughout the day.

Mr Clapham, from Boldon, said: “I used to have a mobile coffee shop business delivering to businesses across Hebburn and Jarrow.

“Every year I would raise money for Macmillan as part of the charity’s coffee morning event.

“This year, with it being the first year in the coffee shop, I wanted to raise for other cancer charities as well as Macmillan.

“I am hoping to raise £1,000 on the day, which will come from the sale of raffle tickets as well as half of the profits made on the day.

“We have received a lot of support from our customers for the event.”

Charities set to benefit are South Tyneside-based Cancer Connections, Daft As A Brush, The Women’s Cancer Detection Society and Macmillan.

Mr Clapham, who employs three members of staff, added: “Since we opened the coffee shop, it seems to be going really well.

“We have a lot of returning customers, and for us to come third in the competition was great.

“We are just a little coffee shop in Boldon Colliery, so to be doing as well as we are, so soon, is brilliant.”

Milk and Sugar is based in North Road and sells a range of coffee, cakes and food.

The coffee shop has recently secured an alcohol licence, so it can serve a range of drinks to complement the food on offer.

Tomorrow’s fundraising event will start at 8.30am, and run until 5pm.

For information, visit www.facebook.com/MilkandSugarBoldon