VILLAGERS are planning a coffee morning with a difference to raise money for a cancer charity.

The event will take place in Hurworth-on-Tees, near Darlington, on Sunday, September 20, between 10am and 3pm.

Forty volunteers are behind the event, which will be hosted at Hurworth Grange community centre, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

One of the organisers, Tracie Jacobs, said: “There has been so much positivity in the village during the Covid crisis, so this is another way of trying to bring the community together.”

The volunteers are offering a bag of cakes, biscuits and scones for £5 per person, with people having the option of having them delivered or collected as a take-away.

There will also be “sit-in services” for a limited number of over-70s to support them and help them integrate into the community.

“We want to raise money for a great cause and do something nice for our wonderful village at the same time,” said Tracie.

The organisers are also appealing for musical entertainers to play or sing at the event.

Bookings for the bags of goodies can be made by calling Tracie on 07739825309 or Liv Baker on 07801560498.

In July, 44 elderly residents of Hurworth had afternoon teas delivered to their homes as a lockdown treat, courtesy of big-hearted villagers.

Pupils from Hurworth Primary School also made cards and painted pictures to send with the afternoon teas.

The recipients included Hurworth’s oldest resident, 95-year-old Margaret Turner.