I'd Do Anything for Macmillan
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I’d Do Anything’ Belfast star Rachel Tucker took a well earned break last week to help Macmillan Cancer Support launch ‘The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’.
With the theme ‘Every Cup Counts’ the coffee morning will take place on Friday, September 28, recognising that every year 270,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK.
Now in its 18th year, The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning remains one of the largest fundraising events in the UK. Last year over 850 coffee mornings were held raising a staggering £190,000 between them.
Speaking at the launch Rachel Tucker said: “What could be more simple than boiling the kettle?
"Everyone should get involved its easy. “However much you raise, whether it is £10, £20 or £200, Macmillan needs your support, my support, everyone’s support more than ever.
”One-in-three people will get cancer, with 39,000 people in Northern Ireland living with the disease. All money raised last year helped Macmillan be a source of practical, medical, emotional and financial support to those affected by cancer. "
A spokesperson for Macmillan Cancer Support said: “Every cup of coffee on September 26, really does count and every £1 raised can really make a difference to help people through their cancer journey. “For example, £22 could fund 100 copies of The Cancer Guide with information about cancer, its treatment and care, £50 could buy a liquidiser for someone who can’t eat solid food because of their illness, £100 could allow someone with cancer to keep the heating on when they really need it.
“Everyone can make their culpa count by holding a coffee morning, at home, at work or at school.”
To hold a coffee morning for Macmillan register by calling 0845 602 1246 or visit www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee . You can also support by making a donation to Macmillan Cancer Support by cheque, online or paying by debit and credit card on the number above.
Article Courtesy of South Belfast Community Telegraph.