Community groups, schools and businesses got involved with Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning by holding their own events to raise much-needed funds.

At Mabe, Shirley Denyer and her friends at the village's short mat bowls club staged their own coffee morning and cake sale in the community centre which raised £455.

"It went very well although it was a bit slow to start with," said Shirley. "We have done it for years now and when we opened it was quiet, but by the end we were very busy."

In Falmouth, the team at Toni & Guy in Killigrew Street were joined by clients and visitors at the salon to enjoy a variety of cakes and raise cash.

Toni & Guy franchisee and technical director, Chelsea Sharrinton-Jenkins, said: “The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is something we support every year, it’s a great way to raise funds and awareness for such an amazing charity. This year we think we may have even discovered some Great British Bake Off stars of the future within our team.”

Toni & Guy have also partnered with Macmillan to launch Strength in Style which offers people affected by cancer specialist support and advice on hair care. The Falmouth salon is one of over 150 across the UK to offer this service.

Elsewhere, the ladies and and gents at Mawnan held their annual fundraiser at the Memorial Hall where visitors were offered a huge choice of homemade cakes, buns and biscuits to go with their tea or coffee, and youngsters from the Flying Start nursery in Penryn held a cake sale at B&Q to raise money for Macmillan.