Cof­fee boosts the cof­fers

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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

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