Today, I joined with Mostyn residents for their Macmillan coffee morning to raise money to fund support for people with cancer.
People from all over the UK host their own coffee mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. This year’s official coffee morning was 27 September 2019, but people are encouraged to hold a coffee morning on any day that suits them.
In 2018 people raised an incredible £26,914,382 for Macmillan and it is hoped that this year will top that figure.
The first ever coffee morning was held in 1990. Since then Macmillan coffee mornings have raised over £200 million.
Money raised will be used to support Macmillan’s work. Here are just a few examples of what the money will be spent on:
£52 could help run our Online Community forum for over an hour. Typically, that would give nearly 750 people affected by cancer both emotional and practical support.
£250 could pay for five people living with cancer to attend a health and wellbeing event, providing them with the skills to improve the management of these areas in their lives.
£335 could pay for a Macmillan grant that helps a family affected by cancer take a holiday and enjoy precious time together.
£546 could pay for a Macmillan Social Care Worker for a week, helping patients, family members and carers manage the social and practical problems of living with cancer.
£1023 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for a week, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.
Last year the Mostyn group raised over £1,000.
It was a real pleasure to join people in Mostyn for their Macmillan Coffee Morning. Not only were we able to raise money for such a dedicated charity, but we got to bring the community together over a cuppa and a slice of cake.
I want to pass my thanks to those who organised the coffee morning. It was a delight to see say many people popping by for a chat. These sorts of events really demonstrate all that is great about our community. We are a community that cares deeply about how we care for each other and are eager to come together to raise money for such an important cause.
I hope that everyone holding a Macmillan Coffee Morning had a brilliant morning.