A GROUP of residents from Ilminster are hosting a charity coffee morning next month.

On Saturday, September 25, Ilminster residents will be supporting the Macmillan Cancer Support World's Biggest Coffee Morning - with the aim of raising £2,500.

The event will be held in The Archie Gooch Pavilion on Canal Way from 9.30am until noon.

It is being organised by Angie Blackwell from Cottage Flowers, Glenys Whaites and Shirley Farley from Ilminster Lions, Annie Roden and Julie Fowler, former Mayor of Ilminster.

As well as coffee, tea and cake, there will also be a variety of stalls, including bring and buy, cake and jam, bag 'n box, and bric-a-brac.

There will also be a raffle on the day and guests can buy tickets now at Cottage Flowers.

Organisers have said they are 'delighted' with the response from the community, voluntary organisations and retailers.

Ms Fowler said: “We are looking forward to a very busy morning on September 25.

"We are aiming to raise £2,500 and everyone is invited to come along and help us achieve this target.”

Contributions to the coffee morning are welcome on the day of the event or beforehand.

For further information contact Ms Fowler on 01460 54007 or email juliefowler@talk21.com.

Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the largest British charities that provides specialist healthcare, information and support to people affected by cancer.

To find out more about Macmillan Coffee Mornings visit coffee.macmillan.org.uk.