There were plenty of cakes to be had at Downham Market’s leisure centre. Pictures: Matthew Usher

It was the perfect excuse to enjoy cake, a cuppa and a good natter.

Many places in West Norfolk took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, which saw thousands of pounds raised for Macmillan Cancer Support.

It was a team effort with  a number of Alive Leisure sites taking part.

King’s Lynn Corn Exchange, Lynnsport, St James Pool in Lynn, Downham Leisure and Oasis in Hunstanton raised a total of £2,104.20.  

A spokesman for the Alive Leisure group said: “Thank you to our staff for all their hard work on the day and organising the events, and everyone who made the wonderful cakes.  

“We are very grateful to everybody who supported us and helped us to raise this incredible amount.”

The Warehouse Antiques and Collectables in Setchey hosted its first Macmillan Coffee Morning and raised £250.

And Norfolk County Council’s West Area highways office at Saddlebow held a bake-off which raised £105.

A number of individuals took part too.

Lynn man Paul Bush held a coffee morning at his home in Holcombe Avenue, in memory of his wife Jenny who died in July from cancer. 

More than 50 friends and neighbours took part and helped him to raise £700.