Macmillan Cancer Support were at the Senedd this week to promote their flagship fundraising event, the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
Ogmore Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies was one of the many supporters who attended the event to help promote and highlight that the Macmillan Coffee Mornings are upon us and being held throughout many towns and communities over the next few days.
It’s the 28th year of Coffee Morning and the Ogmore AM enjoyed a cuppa and a cupcake at the awareness event. Bronwen, Macmillan’s cancer information and support bus which was designed especially for Wales was also parked near the iconic building.
Following the event, Mr Irranca-Davies said: “The Macmillan Coffee Mornings are a firm favourite event for many offering a warm welcome and friendship via a cup of tea and tasty cakes, all whilst raising money for a worthy cause. We are told that one in three people will get cancer, and this hateful disease can affect every aspect of a person’s life, from their day-to-day living and relationships to their finances and mental health. Well done to Macmillan for the work they do in helping people during these difficult circumstances and I’m always happy to support and promote the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and Macmillan Cancer Support. Look out for a coffee morning near you”
Richard Pugh, Head of Services for Macmillan Cancer Support in Wales, commented: “It’s great to see Assembly Members supporting Macmillan in Wales and we’d like to thank Huw for his support. With the number of people living with cancer in Wales expected to reach around 240,000 by 2030, demand for Macmillan’s services is constantly growing, but we rely on the generosity of the public to provide this support. Last year in Wales, we raised just over £1.2 million pounds which just shows what a wonderful, generous nation we are in Wales. We’re hoping to equal if not beat that fabulous total this year.
“We’re really pleased that Bronwen our information and support bus was parked outside the Pierhead Building. It was a great opportunity for AMs to explore the bus which has been designed specifically for Wales. Bronwen makes such a positive impact on the communities she visits. We’re immensely proud of Bronwen and her team and look forward to continuing to build on her success”.
To sign up to host a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning call 0300 1000 200 or to find a coffee morning in your area please visit www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee