Improve the lives of cancer patients...have a brew

PUBLISHED: 12:18 31 August 2009 | UPDATED: 21:53 31 May 2010

Fundraiser Sara Coy and fundraising manager for Essex Lyn Crowe

Fundraiser Sara Coy and fundraising manager for Essex Lyn Crowe

PEOPLE are being asked help improve the lives of cancer patients by putting the kettle on and having a brew. The World s Biggest Coffee Morning, organised by Macmillan Cancer Support, will take place on Friday September 25. Fundraising manager for Essex,

PEOPLE are being asked help improve the lives of cancer patients by putting the kettle on and having a brew.

The World's Biggest Coffee Morning, organised by Macmillan Cancer Support, will take place on Friday September 25.

Fundraising manager for Essex, Lyn Crowe, and fundraiser Sara Coy, popped into the Reporter's office on Saffron Walden High Street and persuaded us to hold coffee morning of our own.

"Last year in Essex we raised more than £290,000 from our coffee mornings, but this year we're hoping to beat that," said Lyn. "If we can get as many Reporter readers as possible to take part then it will really help us to reach our target."

Everyday 780 people in the UK are told they have cancer. Macmillan's ambition is to help every one of these people by providing medical, emotional, and financial support.

The World's Biggest Coffee Morning is the third largest fundraising event in the country after Children in Need and Comic Relief.

"It's a real morale booster to join in with the event, whether it's at home or at work," said Lyn. "This is our flagship event and it's really important that people support us so we can carry on helping people with cancer and their families."

To join in the coffee morning and help raise money for the charity call 0845 602 1246 or register at www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee

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