Cakes, coffees and cottons

Hobkirks Sewing Machines will be hosting their very own Macmillan Week to help raise money for charity. The Darwen Street shop – an Aladdin’s cave of sewing items – will have the kettle on and treats at the ready from Monday 20 to Saturday 25 September.

Hobkirks Sewing Machines will be hosting their very own Macmillan Week to help raise money for charity.

The Darwen Street shop – an Aladdin’s cave of sewing items – will have the kettle on and treats at the ready from Monday 20 to Saturday 25 September.

Delicious coffee and cakes will be on offer all day every day, in return for donations to Macmillan Cancer Support.

The kind-hearted staff at Hobkirks, a member of Blackburn BID, are also donating 10% of the shop’s takings during the week to Macmillan.

Macmillan Cancer Support offers emotional, physical and financial support to people living with cancer from the moment they’re diagnosed.

Hobkirks are a family firm who’ve been based in Blackburn town centre for 100 years.  They supply domestic and industrial sewing machines, embroidery machines, sewing accessories and parts, fabric and dress forms.

Marcus Gannon, Director of Hobkirks, said: “Macmillan is a charity close to our hearts and we wanted to show our support. We are a company that cares – and taking part in Macmillan’s world’s biggest coffee morning should be a fun way we can raise money.

“Running the week-long coffee morning is the first for the shop and there will be a mixture of staff baking and shop bought treats available. We look forward to welcoming customers new and existing into the shop for an informal cuppa for a good cause.”

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