Last month I was at the Braidwood Centre in Edinburgh hosting an event as part of Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning campaign.
The coffee morning (which, strictly speaking, occurred in the afternoon) was one of over 50,000 events expected to be held across the UK with Macmillan hoping to raise £8.5million to help fund more services for people affected by cancer.
Local people from the Dumbiedykes area came along to the event and donated generously to a collection for Macmillan. Every penny that was raised at this coffee morning and the thousands that are being held across the country will help fund more services for people affected by cancer.
Research conducted by Macmillan estimates that there are 2 million people in the UK living with cancer and that one in three people will get cancer in their lifetime. The charity provides a source of support not only for the people living with the condition but also their families, carers and communities.
The money raised by the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning will help to ensure that Macmillan can continue providing the practical, medical, financial and emotional support that can help to change the lives of people living with cancer, and those close to them, for the better.
I want to congratulate those people who hosted or attended a coffee morning as part of the event and hope that Macmillan will reach their target.