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Have a slice of cake and raise a cup for charity
Posted on 22 Sep 2017
It’s that time of year again when we can all indulge in some glorious coffee and cake in the name of charity. Macmillan Cancer Support’s flagship fundraiser, the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, will be held in homes and offices across the country in support of cancer research. NHS Warwickshire North Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is supporting the fundraising event which takes place on Friday 29 September 2017.
The charity says every slice of cake eaten and cup of coffee poured in North Warwickshire has the power to help change lives for people living with cancer.There are 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer and Macmillan are there to provide support and comfort along what can be a tough journey. The money raised goes towards vital cancer care, including medical, emotional, practical and financial support.
Statistics from Macmillan’s website boasts some fantastic figures on how successful their event has been so far. £139 million has been raised to date, with 990,000 people hosting their own events and 13.6 million cups have been enjoyed over the years.
Dr Deryth Stevens, Chair of NHS Warwickshire North CCG, said:
“Most of us know someone who has been affected by cancer and Macmillan make such a difference to those people they support. The coffee mornings are an excellent way of raising awareness and funds for a charity which does such amazing work.”
There are local events taking place, which you can find listed on the website www.macmillan.org.uk. If you fancy hosting your own Coffee Morning you can sign up to get your free coffee morning kit which includes everything you need to host a memorable morning. Have a look on the website for recipe ideas, as well as free posters, games and decorations.