Hunstanton Friends, from left, Susan Turner, Val Conlon, Mel Blower and Julie Barnes, with Hilary Letch at the front. Pictures: Ian Burt

It was the perfect way to shelter from the stormy weather – coffee, chatter and cake.

And all for a good cause too, as it was a Macmillan coffee morning held by Hunstanton Friends last Friday which raised £127.

Group secretary Hilary Letch said: “It went really well considering if was such awful weather. I did cancel it on the area’s Facebook page as we were worried about too many people turning up and we can only have 30 in the hall.

“Most of our gorgeous cakes were homemade, and a special thank you to Steph, from the Co-op funeral office for the many cakes that she baked for us, with her daughter, the night before, after a whole day’s work.”

Members usually meet at the town’s library, but since the pandemic, the group  is now based at the community centre due to more space for social-distancing.

Mrs Letch said the group had social-distancing “down to a fine art”

“All are welcome and we are Covid regulations compliant, doing regular risk assessments and keeping to social distancing measure,” she said.

“We are a friendly bunch, so if you are lonely, isolated or just want some good company for an hour or so, come along and join us.”

Call Hilary Letch on 01485 533631 or 07985217348.

Other businesses and organisations also supported Macmillan’s coffee event. 

On Wednesday, The King’s Arms at Shouldham held a coffee morning and a raffle and raised £600.

The organisers thanked everyone who had donated prizes and made cakes.