Argyll MP backs cancer charity
LOCAL MP Brendan O’Hara showed his support for Macmillan and helped raise awareness of the issues faced by people affected by cancer by attending a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event in the Westminster Parliament.
More than 220,000 Macmillan coffee morning events were held around the UK to raise money for the charity.
Following the success of the national event, Macmillan hosted a coffee morning in the House of Commons where MPs listened to the challenges faced by people living with and beyond cancer, while learning about the services that Macmillan provides.
Mr O’Hara commented: ‘Macmillan’s coffee morning is a fantastic annual fixture and I was glad to have the opportunity to attend one in parliament. And it was also a great way to hear again about the support that Macmillan offers directly to people affected by cancer.
‘With the number of people living with cancer increasing, this event is an important opportunity not to 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.’
The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is the original and most successful charity fundraising event of its sort, having raised more than £138 million to date.
The idea is simple: get together with friends, colleagues or neighbours to hold a coffee morning and raise money for Macmillan. Every donation helps ensure that no-one faces cancer alone.
Macmillan supports those battling cancer, as they understand how a diagnosis can take over everything. When you have cancer you don’t just worry about your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. That’s why Macmillan provides a service to help people take back control of their lives. However, they need your help to make sure that people affected by cancer get the service and support they need.
Brendan O’Hara supported the Macmillan fundraiser.