Ar­gyll MP backs can­cer char­ity

The Oban Times - - NEWS - CHLOE JOHN­STON ed­i­tor@oban­

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.

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