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'Bacon Butty Breakfast' in Wing hopes to raise £100k for charity

It's the 10th event over 9-years fundraising for Macmillan

Published by the Mix96 News Team at 8:00am 9th November 2019. 2-minute read.

'Bacon Butty Breakfast' in Wing hopes to raise £100k for charity

Something as simple as a bacon butty has raised over £80,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Fiona Phimester from Wing started doing the 'Bacon Butty Breakfast' after her mum was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2010.

"We decided everybody loves a bacon roll, so we thought we would see how we got on.

"We did it in an old church hall in Wing with bacon rolls, egg rolls, some home baking and a few stalls and we raised around £400."

Just a week after she ran her first event, Fiona's mum sadly passed away.

Fiona Phimester 3
It's the 10th Bacon Butty Breakfast since 2010

So, to honour her mum Fiona decided to do it every November - she told us where the bacon butty idea came from:

"The two years previous to 2010 we actually did a small event in the house.

"Everyone loves a bacon breakfast and we're foodies in our house.

"So we would invite the neighbours and some family round and we would maybe raise £50-£100."

This year marks Fiona's 10th 'Bacon Butty Breakfast' for Macmillan.

It's taking place in the dining hall of Cottesloe School in Wing from 8:30am - 11:30am.

Fiona Phimester 3
Fiona serving rolls at her previous events

There will be lots of balloons and banners as you enter the school, which will lead you to where the event is taking place.

There will be egg rolls, bacon rolls, sausage from Scotland, raffles, face painting, a photo booth, a bake off and lots more for families to enjoy.

Over the last 9 years Fiona has raised over £80,000 for Macmillan and she's set herself a big target next year.

To mark 10 years since her mum passed away she wants to raise £100,000 by November 2020.

Fiona has set up a PayPal if you would like to donate here.

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