Have a cuppa and raise money

JOIN US FOR A BREW: Macmillan officials, left to right, George Newbury,  Bryan Langston, Anne Lawn, Vanessa Scott, and Fred Peverley
JOIN US FOR A BREW: Macmillan officials, left to right, George Newbury, Bryan Langston, Anne Lawn, Vanessa Scott, and Fred Peverley

A CANCER charity has launched an appeal for 300 people in Hartlepool to help it raise over £20m - by drinking coffee and eating cake.

Macmillan Cancer Support wants this year’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning to be the biggest ever.

JOIN US FOR A BREW: Macmillan officials, left to right, George Newbury,  Bryan Langston, Anne Lawn, Vanessa Scott, and Fred Peverley

JOIN US FOR A BREW: Macmillan officials, left to right, George Newbury, Bryan Langston, Anne Lawn, Vanessa Scott, and Fred Peverley

The charity hopes 300 coffee mornings will take place across the Hartlepool area, raising £30,000. Across the UK, Macmillan hopes to raise over £20m to beat last year’s total.

Fundraising manager for Hartlepool, Liz Airey, said: “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.“We’re asking people to once again invite their friends, relatives or workmates to come for coffee and cake and help support Macmillan.”

The money raised is used to fund services such as a benefits advisor – based at the West View Centre, in Hartlepool. A Macmillan benefits adviser can offer specialist advice to help ease financial concerns.

The official World’s Biggest Coffee Morning day is on September 26 but events can be held any time.

To find out more visit www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee or call 0845 602 1246.

To access support from Macmillan visit www.macmillan.org.uk or call 0808 808 00 00.