SUCCESS Stories at Work recently organised a free afternoon tea with tales for Sale cancer sufferers.

It was held at the Amphora café, Northenden Road, Sale and was supported by Macmillan Cancer Care with a grant from Safer Grants.

Sharon Richards, Founder of Success Stories at Work, said: “We had a full house and the feedback was marvellous.

“There was a lovely atmosphere and the owners of the cafe, Rina and Arti Ahmetaj made people feel welcome and relaxed.

“One lady said the stories took her back to her childhood. She felt engaged, mesmerised, and expectant. It was like receiving a hug.

“The stories, delivered by four of us, were chosen because they were both profound and uplifting.

Sharon, who has suffered from cancer herself, told a tale about why horseshoes are lucky and sang a song about the aches and pains of growing older.

Other stories were delivered by Colin Rowan, who has regularly performed at festivals, and Mark Saperia, winner of the club’s biggest liar competition, who has won the Susan Heyhurst Memorial Raconteurs cup.

Pennant Roberts, a Welsh performance poet, who has won the Susan Heyhurst cup three times, captivated people with his lilting Welsh accent.

Sharon said: “We are now applying for funding for another afternoon tea for Macmillan Cancer Care clients.”