Taking the cake

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Residents of the Oak Field Court sheltered housing scheme in Herrington raised £1,439 for Macmillan Cancer Support by selling cakes as part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event.

Resident John Sanderson, 67, arranged the fundraiser with Oak Field site manager Janine Proctor.

He said: “It went brilliantly. We’ll be holding another one next year.

“All the old people who live in Oak Field have had dealings with Macmillan one way or another.”