Brendan O’Hara MP
“220,000 coffee morning events held UK-wide to raise funds for Macmillans”
Local MP, Brendan O’Hara showed his support for Macmillan and helped to raise awareness of the issues faced by people affected by cancer on Wednesday by attending a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event in Parliament.
More than 220,000 coffee morning events were held around the UK to raise money for Macmillan. Following the success of the national event Macmillan hosted a coffee morning in the House of Commons where MPs had the opportunity to hear about the challenges facing people living with and beyond cancer and to learn more about some of the services that Macmillan provides.
Brendan attended the Commons event and said,
“Macmillan’s coffee morning is a fantastic annual fixture and I was really glad to have the opportunity to attend one in parliament, albeit my hair only just reappearing after shaving it all off for Macmillan’s “Brave the Shave”. And it was also a great way to hear again about the support that Macmillan offers directly to people affected by cancer, having my brother recently diagnosed, I am acutely aware of the positive impact that support can have. With the number of people living with cancer increasing, this event is an important opportunity to not 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.”
Having raised £27million in 2015 and over £138million to date, the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is the original and most successful charity fundraising event of its sort. The idea remains simple: get together with friends, colleagues or neighbours to hold a coffee morning and raise money for Macmillan, with every donation helping to ensure that no one faces cancer alone. For more information visit http://coffee.macmillan.org.uk/Home.aspx#.VClo2pRdVsE
About Macmillan Cancer Support
When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. Whether it’s concerns about who you can talk to, planning for the extra costs or what to do about work, at Macmillan we understand how a cancer diagnosis can take over everything.
That’s why we’re here. We provide support that helps people take back control of their lives. But right now, we can’t reach everyone who needs us. We need your help to make sure that people affected by cancer get the support they need to face the toughest fight of their life. No one should face cancer alone, and with your support no one will.
To get involved, call 0300 1000 200 today. And please remember, we’re here for you too. If you’d like support, information or just to chat, call us free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm) or visit www.macmillan.org.uk