NEWTOWNABBEY Deputy Mayor Fraser Agnew, is encouraging everyone to support ‘The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’, this year on Friday, September 28, for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The fundraiser is in its 22nd year and is one of the largest chairty events in the UK. Last year across Northern Ireland alone over 800 coffee mornings were held raising an amazing £226,000 and this year Macmillan want to make it the biggest ever.
Fundraising manager Joanne Young, said: “Macmillan is available to all cancer patients and their families from the moment they receive their diagnosis. Our doctors and nurses offer specialist medical care and emotional support, while our benefits advisors help cancer patients get the government benefits and grants they are entitled to.
“Macmillan will even provide grants to people with cancer who are struggling financially. All the services we offer are essential, and we rely on the money raised from events like the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning to fund them. So we are asking the people of Newtownabbey to put a smile on their mug and help Macmillan reach more people affected by cancer in their area.”
Joanne Young: “It is a really fun event that is so easy to take part in, especially as you can tailor it to suit yourself. If you can’t do it on September 28, then pick another day. If you’re not keen on coffee and would rather have cocktails or even herbal tea then that’s fine as well. People can be so busy, that catching up with friends, workmates or even family can be difficult. This event gives them a reason to make time for what matters while also doing something really valuable for people with cancer and their families.
“All that matters is that you take part and help us raise more from this year’s coffee morning than ever before, and remember that all money raised locally will be spent locally.”
Deputy Mayor, Alderman Fraser Agnew added: “It’s a fantastic community event for everyone to get involved in. I am delighted to support the event in aid of such a great cause.”
To take part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday, September 28, go to www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee or call 0845 602 1246 to receive your free fundraising pack.