Coffee morning is greater saucer of funds for charity
12:01pm Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
PEMBROKESHIRE people have been praised for their part in this year’s Macmillan’s World's Biggest Coffee Morning by Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies.
From friends and family to banks and building societies, groups all over the county got together to raise a mug for the cancer support charity.
Mr Davies, who attended a coffee morning at Uzmaston Community Hall, said: “In Wales more than 18,000 people are diagnosed with cancer each year. I know that a considerable number of constituents have personal experience of cancer, and I know that Macmillan has been there to support many of those in need.
“Macmillan Cancer Support is there for people from the moment they are diagnosed, with medical and practical help, as well as emotional and financial support. The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is a great idea because everyone likes tea, coffee, cake and a chat - it brings people together and is an easy and fun way to raise money for Macmillan.
“I’m pleased that the people of Pembrokeshire also got behind this initiative and played their part in raising vital funds to support people with cancer.”
Susan Morris, General Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support in Wales, said: "With the number of people living with cancer in Wales expected to reach 240,000 by 2030, Macmillan Cancer Support wants to ensure that no-one faces cancer alone.
“Money raised by events such as World’s Biggest Coffee Morning helped Macmillan to spend £3.2m on its services in Wales last year alone, including funding our nurses and providing £545,000 in grants to people affected by cancer.”
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