TWO sisters are will raise a cup to their much-missed mum who was a well known businesswoman in the local community.

Lesley Clements and Gillian Young have teamed up with Homemount House in Largs to take part in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning on Saturday 28 September for McMillan Nurses. It takes place at the Clark Memorial Church Hall.

Their mum, Margaret Fleming, used to run the Jacobite Tearoom in the town centre and was also a well-known baker in her time at the Green Shutters. Margaret was also involved in a number of community groups, including Skelmorlie Rural, and also helped out at the Clark Memorial Church.

She passed away in her mid 70s after developing gall bladder and secondary liver cancer.

Lesley explained: "As a family we wanted to give back to MacMillan nurses for the help they gave our mum and for all the support they provided to my dad Hamish.

"They were incredible, a Godsend.

"Mum passed away in November 2013 and we still miss her very much. We felt we wanted to do something in her memory."

Margaret and both daughters successfully ran The Jacobite in Main Street, now Deli Il Cardo, for eight years before selling up in 1991.

Before that Margaret worked as a baker at The Green Shutters tearoom on Largs seafront.

She carried on dutifully baking the scones every morning for every cake stand that graced the tables of the Jacobite.

Margaret moved to Largs after meeting husband Hamish while they both worked for the electricity board in Glasgow.

Hamish was an evacuee to Largs during the Second World War and later went on to become manager of the payroll department at Hunterston.

Recalling the days of the Jacobite tea room in Largs, Lesley said: "All three of us were involved in it Monday till Sunday, so it was a very busy week.

"Mum was the main owner and baker as well. She liked to keep busy and enjoyed her work.

"She loved dogs and even had one of her golden retrievers shown at Crufts.

"Mum was involved with the Skelmorlie Rural and one of her friends from there, Rini Jack, will be doing all the baking for us at the coffee morning.

"Mum was involved in lots of things and everyone in the town knew her very well."

The joint event with Homemount House is taking place in the Clark Memorial Church Hall from 10am until noon.

Margaret is survived by Hamish, Lesley and Gillian and four grandchildren, Kirsten, Neil, Ryan and Megan.