Nothing stops a Macmillan coffee morning

Macmillan Cancer Support is asking people to host a Macmillan Coffee Morning to fund vital support for people living with cancer, as the annual event turns 30.

The official date for Coffee Morning is Friday 25 September, but you can hold yours whenever you like. Small or big, tea or coffee, socially distanced or virtual – Coffee Morning is what you make it.

Traditionally, Macmillan Coffee Morning has seen thousands of people across the UK gather together to drink coffee and eat delicious cake, to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support

This year the charity is appealing for people to get involved at a time when it needs support more than ever to be there for people with cancer.

Covid-19 may mean we are not allowed to pack into houses, village halls or community centres in the same way we’ve all enjoyed before.

But there are lots of different ways to get involved in a Macmillan Coffee Morning whenever, wherever and in whatever way you can to help Macmillan support people with cancer.

Macmillan is doing everything it can to provide vital emotional, financial or clinical support for people living with cancer who are going through a challenging time.

All of the charity’s work is almost entirely funded by donations and every penny raised at a Coffee Morning helps to provide vital support to people with cancer.

This could include:

£10 – This could help run our vital phone service for cancer patients and could lead to our welfare rights advisers on our Macmillan Support Line helping people affected by cancer to claim £396 in benefits they are entitled to.

£30– This could pay for 50 copies of cancer information booklets. These booklets are one of our most popular resources, offering advice and information on sources of support to people affected by cancer, who may experience a wide range of emotions including fear, loneliness, and anger.

£60 – This could pay for a Macmillan grant that buys a good quality liquidiser for someone who can’t eat solid food as a result of their cancer or treatment.

£150 – This could pay for a Macmillan grant that buys new clothes for someone experiencing a change in weight or body shape while undergoing cancer treatment, helping them feel better about the way they look.

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