Stick the kettle on in aid of Macmillan

Macmillan Cancer Support is urging people to come together and help raise funds at their annual Coffee Morning across Greater Manchester.

The official Coffee Morning which will help the charity support those living with cancer, takes place on 29 September, but a Coffee Morning can be held by anyone, at any time.

Celebrating its 33rd year, the event traditionally sees hundreds of thousands of supporters across the UK coming together to enjoy cakes and a cuppa with friends, colleagues, neighbours and even strangers.

A cancer diagnosis can turn someone’s life upside down in a moment, and people affected by cancer in the Greater Manchester area need Macmillan’s support now more than ever before.

Macmillan’s Relationship Fundraising Lead for the North of England, Aggie Sheppard, says, “Every penny raised through Coffee Mornings across the UK helps Macmillan continue to do whatever it takes to support people living with cancer live life as fully as they can, whether that’s help with physical concerns, how they feel, money worries, or something different.

“Macmillan relies almost entirely on public donations to make a difference.

“So, whether you raise a little or a lot, we can still make a difference together.”

Last year Macmillan raised £1,478,850 from Coffee Mornings, including £534,558 raised in Greater Manchester.

The Macmillan Nurses at St Mary’s Hospital are holding their coffee morning on 20 September this year to help support patients and their families through their cancer journey.

Rosina Khan, Macmillan Gynaecology Clinical Nurse Specialist said, “Coffee morning or any kind of fundraising for Macmillan is fun and a great way to show support and unity.

“It also gives us a sense of ‘doing’ and togetherness.”

People are encouraged to hold their Coffee Mornings wherever suits them, whether it’s at home or on the street for neighbours to enjoy.

To sign up, or find a Coffee Morning near you, visit

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