Friday, 19 September 2008

Cancer charity's coffee morning plea

MACMILLAN Cancer Support is hoping people in the Ripon area will rally round to make its World's Biggest Coffee Morning event next Friday a huge fundraising success.

Last year more than 50,000 people around the country hosted a coffee morning and raised £7.5m for people affected by cancer.

Macmillan fundraising manager for Ripon, Roohi Lupton, said: "We all like to get together, have coffee and a chat. Well hong money for people affected by cancer at the same time? It's easy just get together with friends, family or colleagues, add a drink of your choice and something tasty to eat and you're part of Macmillan's record-breaking World's Biggest Coffee Morning."

One local supporter preparing to hold a coffee morning in the city next Friday is Mrs Jane Borgen. While previous years have seen Jane and her team hosting events such as a Strawberry Fayre, this year's coffee morning will feature a big prize-draw raffle.

"A lot of people here have had help from Macmillan nurses," said Jane. "We decided to hold a coffee morning as a way of saying thank you."

Roohi Lupton said: "We are extremely grateful to people like Jane for holding a coffee morning and raising money for us. Every day another 780 people in the UK are diagnosed with cancer. This year we're hoping to raise £8.5m to help them, so come on, get the kettle on, stock up on the cakes and biscuits and help make a difference to the lives of people affected by cancer. Every cup really does count."

To register for your free World's Biggest Coffee Morning pack, call 0845 602 1246 or you can visit

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