Macmillan Cancer Support were at the Senedd this week to promote their flagship fundraising event, the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning – now in its 28th year.
Ogmore Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies was one of the many supporters who attended the event to help promote and highlight that Macmillan Coffee mornings are upon us and being held throughout many towns and communities over the next few days. It was also an opportunity to meet with some of the charity’s specialist cancer workforce – including Macmillan nurses, information support specialists and welfare benefits advisers.
Following the event Mr Irranca-Davies said: “It was good to meet with the Macmillan Wales Team and also their volunteers who shared stories of their cancer experiences and the reasons why they give their free time to support the charity.
These wonderful fundraising events are a lovely social activity and a great way to get together, share a slice of cake and enjoy a cuppa whilst raising money for a worthy cause. Every year, 19,000 people receive the devastating news that they have cancer and the Macmillan Team do great work in supporting people during very difficult circumstances. Look out for a coffee morning near you over the next few days.”
Richard Pugh, Head of Services for Macmillan Cancer Support in Wales, said “It’s great to see Assembly Members supporting Macmillan’s work in Wales and we’d like to thank Huw Irranca-Davies AM for his support. Last year, Wales did us proud, with coffee morning supporters raising nearly £1.1 million to help us be there for people with cancer in communities across Wales. Everyone who hosts or attends a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning helps to fund our services and our fantastic Macmillan professionals who work tirelessly to support people with cancer and their loved ones.
“At the coffee morning, AMs raised a cuppa to our cancer workforce in Wales and Macmillan wants to make sure we have the right workforce with the right training and capacity to meet the growing demand for personalised cancer care in Wales.”