Coffee boosts the coffers
ASERIES of coffee mornings organised in support of a Macmillan community service that helps cancer sufferers in south Sefton has raised more than £1,100 for the charity.
The events were arranged to link in with the work of the Macmillan Community Navigators, a two-year pilot project which enables people affected by cancer to get the support they need, whether it is physical, financial, emotional, spiritual or practical.
The project is a partnership between Aintree Hospital, South Sefton CCG, Sefton CVS and Macmillan.
The coffee mornings kicked off at Southport and Formby CCG’s Big Chat event where £25 was raised.
This was followed by further events with the Sefton CVS Community Connectors service at Maghull Town Hall where £90 was raised; the Strand By Me community shop in Bootle, bringing in £139; and Southport Community Centre where a further £167 was collected.
The coffee mornings ended with a bumper event at the Burlington House office block in Waterloo – headquarters of Sefton CVS – which swelled the coffers by a further £700.
This included the proceeds of a bake-off competition organised by tenants SW Energy who donated all the money they had raised to Macmillan.
The organisers of this event also wish to thank landlords Bruntwood for their help with organising and donating cakes; Pizza Express on Liverpool waterfront who donated a voucher; and the Boots No7 ladies who came in on their day off to supply goody bags.
Gina Harvey, Macmillan Community Navigators service manager, commented: “We’re delighted at the success of all these events and very grateful to everyone who supported them.
“Thanks to their enthusiastic involvement, we’ve been able to raise a very significant sum for Macmillan Cancer Support and the people who rely on it services.”
Manager Gina Harvey, second right, pictured with members of the Macmillan Community Navigators team. Coffee mornings have raised more than £1,000 for the service under the Macmillan umbrella