Lon­don mayor joins cof­fee fundraiser

Sadiq Khan has a cuppa on Macmil­lan’s big day

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

MAYOR of Lon­don Sadiq Khan hosted an event for Macmil­lan’s flag­ship fundraiser, the World’s Big­gest Cof­fee Morn­ing at City Hall.

On Fri­day Septem­ber 30, the mayor joined hun­dreds across the coun­try help­ing to make sure ev­ery slice of cake eaten and cup of cof­fee poured had the power to help change lives for peo­ple liv­ing with cancer.

The World’s Big­gest Cof­fee Morn­ing is the na­tion’s big­gest so­cial fundraiser for cancer.

Last year, 7,500 cof­fee morn­ings were held in Lon­don alone, help­ing to raise around £2,193,000 for peo­ple af­fected by cancer.

Lynda Thomas, chief ex­ec­u­tive at Macmil­lan Cancer Sup­port, said: “We want to make sure that we sup­port peo­ple af­fected by cancer at piv­otal mo­ments in their cancer jour­ney, but we can’t do it with­out the amaz­ing peo­ple who fundraise for us. We have seen sup­port for the event grow year on year and we are re­ally pleased that the Mayor of Lon­don has joined the na­tion in com­ing to­gether to host his very own cof­fee morn­ing.”

Mr Khan added: “I’m de­lighted to join Lon­don­ers across the cap­i­tal to sup­port the World’s Big­gest Cof­fee Morn­ing, shar­ing a slice of cake and a cup of cof­fee with my team at City Hall.

“The vi­tal ser­vices that Macmil­lan Cancer Sup­port pro­vide to thou­sands of peo­ple with cancer in Lon­don and the UK are only pos­si­ble due to the gen­eros­ity of vol­un­teers and fundrais­ers, so please show your sup­port and give what­ever you can.”

Macmil­lan’s head of ser­vices for Lon­don, Ed Tal­lis, said: “We rely on the gen­eros­ity of our sup­port­ers for more than 99 per cent of our in­come and cof­fee morn­ing events are a great way to have fun while rais­ing vi­tal funds for our ser­vices to help peo­ple af­fected by cancer.”

This year is the 26th year of the event and with the help of fundrais­ers in Lon­don, Macmil­lan hopes to beat the £27.6m raised last year across the UK.

The money raised will be used to fund ser­vices in­clud­ing in­for­ma­tion and sup­port cen­tres, ben­e­fit ad­vice ser­vices and prac­ti­cal help and sup­port groups across the coun­try, as well as the cancer nurse spe­cial­ists.

n COF­FEE MORN­ING: Sadiq Khan at City Hall

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