Centre staff enjoy a cuppa for Macmillan

Jean Sadler, Julie Davison, Anne Suki, Judith Richardson, Steve Smith, Joanne Benson, Christine Brown, Margaret Walker, Alan Welsh & Anne Denham

Jean Sadler, Julie Davison, Anne Suki, Judith Richardson, Steve Smith, Joanne Benson, Christine Brown, Margaret Walker, Alan Welsh & Anne Denham

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Staff from the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre in Peterlee are celebrating their latest fund-raising efforts.

They took part in Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and raised £706.96 for local people affected by cancer.

The Centre has been in Peterlee since 2006 providing up-to-date information about living with cancer for patients, their families and friends.

They now have bereavement support, specialist headwear, a bra clinic, Mindfulness, Tai Chi and many more services to help support the local community.

It also has a benefits advisor in the office, based in the Castledene Shopping Centre, to advise people what benefits they are entitled to and help them to claim.

Macmillan grants can also be provided to people in financial difficulties to help people meet expenses that have arisen from or are associated with their cancer.

In 2014 in Peterlee alone Macmillan gave out 94 grants totalling more than £16,000.

Macmillan’s fundraising manager Liz Airey said: “I am delighted at the fantastic response we have had from the residents of Peterlee taking part in coffee morning which celebrated its 25th anniversary this year.

“The Macmillan Centre coffee morning was a great success and I know how much everyone enjoyed the event.

“We want to make sure no one has to face cancer alone but we can’t do it without the amazing people who fundraise for us.”

The centre is open Monday to Friday from 10am until 4pm, and is always looking for new volunteers to help out in the centre

If you would like to get involved, contact Liz Airey on 07801 307012 or email lairey@macmillan.org.uk