A cancer charity has launched an appeal for people in Cambridgeshire to help it raise over £15m - by drinking coffee and eating cake.
Macmillan Cancer Support wants this year’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning to be the biggest ever. The charity is hoping hundreds of coffee mornings will take place across Cambridgeshire attracting friends, family, colleagues and neighbours to raise £200,000 for people affected by cancer.
Across the UK, Macmillan hopes to raise over £15m from the event to beat last year’s total. Macmillan’s fundraising manager for Cambridgeshire, Charlotte Darlow, 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.
“Last year we raised a record-breaking amount of money form the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and we really hope we can repeat that again this year.
“We’re asking people to once again invite their friends, relatives or workmates to come for coffee and help support Macmillan.
“It’s a fun and easy way to raise money to help Macmillan be there for people with cancer and their families when they need us most.”
The money raised from the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is used to fund services such as the Fenland Welfare Benefits service.
Fundraiser Charlotte added: “Sadly the number of people being diagnosed with cancer is increasing every year and that means Macmillan’s support for people living with cancer is in more demand than ever.
“Every pound raised by those taking part in events like World’s Biggest Coffee Morning will help us fund our vital services.”
The official World’s Biggest Coffee Morning day is on September 27 but events can be held any time.
To find out more visit www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee or call 0845 602 1246.
To access support from Macmillan visit www.macmillan.org.uk or call 0808 808 00 00.