MP raises a mug in support of ‘most important ever’ Macmillan Coffee Morning
Local MP Tim Farron has today raised a mug in support of Macmillan's Coffee Morning and is encouraging residents in the South Lakes to do the same.
Now in its 30th year, the charity fundraiser usually sees millions of pounds donated every year to help support people affected by cancer.
This year it is more important than ever to support Macmillan's flagship Coffee Morning, one of the UK's longest-running fundraising events. Due to coronavirus the event is facing a staggering 71% income drop of £20 million, the cost of more than 350 Macmillan specialist cancer nurses in England for a full year. A fundraising fall of this magnitude could risk more than 80,000 cancer patients missing out on support from a Macmillan nurse next year.
Speaking about his support for the annual fundraising event, Tim said: "Cancer hasn't stopped during coronavirus.
"But neither have Macmillan - they've been there for people with cancer when coronavirus made it almost impossible to do so.
"I'm proud to raise a mug today to support the event, to encourage donations and help let people know that while it might be different, virtual and socially distanced this year, Macmillan's Coffee Morning is still going ahead.
"There couldn't be an easier or more fun way to raise money for people with cancer - people, who in the current crisis, need the support of their local communities more than ever before."
However you choose to support Macmillan Coffee Morning, you can visit https://coffee.macmillan.org.uk for hosting ideas, games and baking inspiration.
For information or support relating to cancer, call Macmillan's Support Line on 0808 808 00 00 (8am to 8pm Monday to Friday) or visit www.macmillan.org.uk.