Coffee mornings held around Cheadle constituency for Macmillan Cancer Support

October 1, 2014 12:16 PM

Mark Hunter, MP for Cheadle constituency, helped to raise funds for people affected by cancer on Friday by attending a World's Biggest Coffee Morning event for Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Mornings

On Friday 26 September, over 200,000 events were held around the UK to raise money for Macmillan. But with Parliament recalled, Mark was unable to show his support at the day's local fundraising events held in Cheadle constituency, including those in the Parish Rooms in Cheadle Hulme and another at Woodford Community Hall. Instead, a coffee morning was held in the House of Commons where, besides raising funds for Macmillan, he had the opportunity to hear about the challenges facing people living with and beyond cancer and to learn more about some of the services that Macmillan provides.

Having raised £20m in 2013 and over £113million to date, the World's Biggest Coffee Morning is the original and most successful charity fundraising event of its sort. The idea remains simple: get together with friends, colleagues or neighbours to hold a coffee morning and raise money for Macmillan, with every donation helping to ensure that no one faces cancer alone.

Commenting afterwards, Mark said,

"Macmillan's coffee morning is a fantastic annual fixture that I am always glad to have the opportunity to support. With the number of people living with cancer increasing, this event is an important opportunity to not only raise funds for a worthy cause, but to bring people together to talk about an issue that will become more urgent in the future."

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