Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is taking place on Friday 30th September, and with just weeks to go, The Right Worshipful The Mayor of Bath Councillor Paul Crossley is urging local residents to play their part.
Mayor Crossley said; “Macmillan Coffee Mornings raise a very large sum of money to support people with families living with cancer by providing specialist medical, emotional, practical and financial support in our local communities.
“Please support a coffee morning, or even consider holding one yourself.”
The charity is asking everyone to take part, either by hosting a coffee morning or by attending one.
Last year, 279 coffee mornings were held in Bath and North East Somerset, raising around £70,600 to help provide vital services and support for people affected by cancer.
2016 is the 26th year of the event and with the help of fundraisers in Bath, Macmillan hopes to beat the £27.6m raised last year across the UK.
Funds from the event will go towards providing practical, financial, emotional and medical support to people affected by cancer.
These services include the Macmillan cancer information and support centre at Royal United Hospital Bath, the Bath Macmillan CAB benefits advice service as well as GPs and cancer nurse specialists.
Macmillan’s fundraising manager for Bath, Kaeti Morrison said: “We want to make sure no one has to face cancer alone but we can’t do it without the amazing people who fundraise for us.
“We rely on the generosity of our supporters for more than 99% of our income and coffee morning events are a great way to have fun whilst raising vital funds to help people affected by cancer.
“It’s easy to take part and there’s all the help and information you need to host your own Macmillan coffee morning on the dedicated website www.coffee.macmillan.org.uk, where you can also find details of public and community Macmillan coffee mornings.
“If you can’t do it on 30 September then just pick another day. All that matters is that you get together with friends, colleagues or neighbours over coffee and cake to raise some money to help Macmillan be there for people affected by cancer in Bath.”
If you can’t host or get along to a coffee morning, visit your local M&S or Nationwide Building Society – both are proud partners of this year’s event and staff will be baking up a storm.
During September M&S will be selling a number of exclusive homeware items to raise funds for Macmillan as well as donating 10 percent from sales of selected classic cakes to support people affected by cancer.
To take part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 30th September, go to www.coffee.macmillan.org.uk.