TWIN seven year olds honoured their grandad's memory with a fundraising cake sale.

William and Isaac Curtis joined scores of others in Harwich and Manningtree hosting coffee mornings to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support on Friday.

The pair organised their own event at their home in **** after their grandad lost his battle with cancer 18 months ago.

Mum Helen said: "******

So far they have raised £156 with donations still coming in.

Pat May held a fundraising morning at the community room of Belmans Court in Dovercourt for Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday.

The 89-year-old held her event for the second year in a row after being diagnosed with bowel cancer.

She said: "I had an operation but it's not gone away.

"I wanted to repay something because they have been good to me.

"It was a wonderful day and I raised £1,250.

"We had a raffle, guess the name of the doll, guess the weight of the dog and a tombola."

Place for Plants in Lawford raised £365 and Pepi and Debbie Beckett raised £106 from their event in Grafton Road, Dovercourt.

The Wednesday stallholders at the Manningtree market raised £199 from their homemade cake stall last Wednesday.

Craft Nurseries restaurant held a coffee morning with the highlight being a giant cake - customers had to guess the height of the cake to win it.

The cake was 23cm high and the closet guess was 27cm.

The event raised £407.

Bobby Branchflower held his second Macmillan cake sale at St George's Primary in Great Bromley on Friday, bringing his total raised to £1,000.

Tea, coffee and cakes were on offer at Bradfield Methodist Church on Friday.

Organiser Pauline Clark said: "Not only did it give people a chance to chat but also the opportunity to meet new people who had moved into the village - £285 was raised by baking and selling cakes and organising a raffle and bring and by stall."

Shakers Bar raised £475 from it's event, which included a raffle and a game of sticking the cherry on top of the cake.