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Hold a coffee morning to help hit £150,000 target

John Burkhill, the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Coun Peter Rippon, and the Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning mascot

John Burkhill, the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Coun Peter Rippon, and the Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning mascot

It’s time to start baking and brewing up - the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is just around the corner.

The fundraising day, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, is taking place on September 26, and the charity is calling on Sheffielders to hold coffee mornings at home, at work, or in the community to help patients and their families.

Last year Sheffield residents raised £125,000 by organising events, and this year Macmillan hopes to top 2013’s total by collecting £150,000 or more.

The latest campaign was launched by John Burkhill - the city’s ‘Mad Man with the Pram’ - and the Lord Mayor, Coun Peter Rippon.

John said: “I think it’s fantastic that the people of Sheffield get behind Macmillan and hold a coffee morning. Whether you raise £50, £100, £200 – every penny means everything to Macmillan so they can help more people suffering with cancer.”

Over the next two years the charity has committed to spending £2 million in South Yorkshire.

Projects include an end of life care project team, based across Sheffield hospitals and in care homes, as well as a support nurse who will help colorectal and breast cancer patients when they are discharged following treatment.

Rob Turner, fundraising manager for Sheffield, said: “Every pound raised will help us fund our vital services – and we need as many people to get involved as possible.”

n Visit www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee or call 0845 602 1246 for details.

n A fun day at The Old Crown Inn in Handsworth, Sheffield, will raise money for Macmillan this Sunday, August 24. Raffle prizes include a meal for two at Sette Colli in Hillsborough and tickets to Owlerton Stadium.

 

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