A sewing shop will have their kettle boiling as they host a Macmillian coffee week.

Hobkirks Sewing Machines on Darwen Street, Blackburn are welcoming in customers with a brew and a cake this week to raise money for the charity.

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.

Director of Hobkirks Marcus Gannon 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.”

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.

The shop started their fundraiser on Monday (September 20) and it will continue to run until Friday (September 25).