HUNDREDS of pints of coffee must have been drunk in the county in the last few days.

Several schools, companies and other organisations took part in Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning.

Somerset Passenger Solutions staff held a coffee and cake day at their offices in Bridgwater.

They managed to raise £990.03 for Macmillan Cancer Support, which provides physical, financial and emotional support to people living with cancer.

The event was organised by SPS driver Kate Turner, who also made most of the cakes.

She said: "All who baked cakes, thank you. All that came with pockets full of money to buy cakes, thank you. All those that helped get the cakes to where they needed to be, thank you. From the people that promoted the event, to the people putting up bunting balloons and people giving up their days off to come and help me, thank you."

Bex Sinclair, people director, said: “We were thrilled to take part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

"MacMillan is a fantastic cause and it was great to see so many colleagues come along and support the event. The amount SPS staff have raised will make a huge difference to the lives of the people in our local, work and wider community who are living with cancer.”

Students, parents and staff at Queen’s College, Taunton, came together to raise more than £850 with a series of coffee events and cake sales.

The fundraising effort was organised by prefects Louisa Wills and Bella Clements with headmaster's wife Jane Noad, who said: "The whole Queen's community came together magnificently to support our Macmillan events.

“As well as raising money for this most important cause, it has been fabulous to bring people together again.”

Plenty of people tucked into cake washed down with coffee at the fundraising event in Ilminster's Archie Gooch Pavilion.