Last week, hundreds of Sutton residents took to their kitchens to bake up a storm to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support at the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, which saw over 200,000 events held around the UK.
MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake, helped to raise more funds for people affected by cancer on Friday by attending the impromptu Coffee Morning that was organised in Westminster, by Paul Burstow MP for MPs to hear about the challenges facing people living with cancer. The event was organised at the last minute as many MPs couldn’t attend them in their own constituencies, due to the re-call of Parliament.
Tom commented saying, “Macmillan’s coffee morning is a fantastic annual fixture that I am always glad to have the opportunity to support. With the number of people living with cancer increasing, this event is an important opportunity to not only raise funds for a worthy cause, but to bring people together to talk about an issue that will become more urgent in the future.
I was fortunate enough to be able to attend local residents, Sheila and Dennis Francis’ famous Macmillan coffee morning, raising a good amount for Macmillan. Macmillan have so far raised an incredible £1,059,760 from coffee mornings alone.”
Having raised £20m in 2013 and over £113million to date, the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is the original and most successful charity fundraising event of its sort. The idea remains simple: get together with friends, colleagues or neighbours to hold a coffee morning and raise money for Macmillan, with every donation helping to ensure that no one faces cancer alone. For more information visit http://coffee.macmillan.org.uk/Home.aspx#.VClo2pRdVsE