Coffee, cakes, competitions and hair shaves were the order of the day in all 66 Selco branches to support Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

A total of £8,518 was raised across the country by the participants, who thought up many ways to raise funds.

Many Selco employees got busy in the kitchen to bake cakes to sell to sweet-toothed customers.

In Selco Crayford, two members of staff had their heads and beards shave to help fill the collection buckets, while the Leeds Roundhay branch ran a darts competition where the highest scorer on the day won a smart TV.

Other branches held raffles with prizes donated by customers and suppliers.

Carine Jessamine, Marketing Director at Selco Builders Warehouse, said: “It was fantastic to see all of our branches getting involved to support this big day in Macmillan’s calendar.

“Our staff are always keen to get creative to raise money for this great cause.

“Having worked with Macmillan for some seven years, we know that every pound makes a difference to the lives of those affected by cancer, and their loved ones.”

Selco is a long-time supporter of Macmillan, having raised almost £750,000 for the charity since the partnership began in 2012.