Flagship fund-raiser is going to be big

Peter Pan and Tinker Bell took a coffee break in Kirriemuir on Monday to ask the people of Angus to help Macmillan raise £8.5 million to make its flagship fund-raising event its biggest ever.

Macmillan Cancer Support wants locals to raise £90,000 from the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning to contribute to the charity’s record-breaking fund-raising target.

Macmillan’s fund-raising manager for Angus, Roz Martin, 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, work places or local community.

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 Macmillan says it is happy for people to hold events on a day that suits them.

Roz added: “The great thing about this event is that you can put your own twist on it and make sure it works for you.

“Whether it’s a coffee morning at work, an afternoon tea party with the girls or maybe even a Peter Pan theme, 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.”

Two million people in the UK are currently living with cancer, and one in three will be diagnosed with it during their lifetime.

The money raised from the event will be used to fund Macmillan’s support services for people with cancer and their families.

To find out more about the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning visit www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee or call 0845 602 1246