Launch of Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

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A CANCER charity is asking everyone in Rugby to help raise £8.5m to make its flagship fundraising event its biggest ever.

Macmillan Cancer Support wants people in the area to raise £97,000.00 from the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning to contribute to the charity’s record-breaking fundraising target.

Karen Shortt, Macmillan’s fundraising manager for Warwickshire, said: “We are determined to make this year’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning our biggest ever. What better way to toast Macmillan than to sign up and get together with friends, eat cake, raise a glass or mug and have fun whilst helping to raise vital funds.”

The idea behind the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is that people hold their own coffee morning in their homes, workplaces or local area

They ask for donations in return for drinks and cakes and then pass on the proceeds to Macmillan.

The official World’s Biggest Coffee Morning day is Friday, September 30, but organisers can organise it on a day to suit them.

Karen added: “Whether it’s a coffee morning at work, an afternoon tea party with the girls or a lively curry night at the rugby club, each World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event, no matter how small or large, will help Macmillan make a real difference to people affected by cancer.”

To find out more about hosting an event visit www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee or call 0845 602 1246.