Support Macmillan with coffee and cake

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Brechin residents are being asked to help raise £15 million for a leading cancer charity - by drinking coffee and eating cake.

Macmillan Cancer Support are hoping that, with the help of the community, this year’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning will be the biggest ever.

It is hoped that around 500 coffee mornings will take place across Angus and Tayside, raising around £110,000 in the process.

Macmillan’s fund-raising manager for Angus and Tayside, Shirlie Geddes, said: “We want to make sure no one has to face cancer alone but we can’t do it without the amazing people who fund-raise for us.

“Last year we raised a record-breaking amount of money from the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and we really hope we can repeat that again this year.”

To help raise funds Shirlie is asking people to invite their friends, relatives or workmates to join them for coffee and help support Macmillan.

Money raised from the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is used to fund services such as the Macmillan Support Line, patient grants, welfare rights advisers as well as Macmillan nurses and other medical professionals.

Shirlie added: “Sadly the number of people being diagnosed with cancer is increasing every year and that means Macmillan’s support for people living with cancer is in more demand than ever.

“Every pound raised by those taking part in events like World’s Biggest Coffee Morning will help us fund our vital services.”

The official World’s Biggest Coffee Morning day is on September 27, 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.

For more information contact Shirlie Geddes on 07793 579372.