World's Biggest Coffee Morning

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24 Sep 2010

Macmillan Cancer Support’s annual fundraiser the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning takes place today and there are a number of events happening throughout the Rother Valley to show support and raise money for this vital charity.

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is one of the largest fundraising events in the UK and last year 43,000 people throughout the country registered to hold a coffee morning and were able to raise £7.9 million.

I will be at the Aston Joint Service Centre attending a coffee morning organised by the Rotherham Macmillan Benefits Advice Service. The Service, which is a partnership between Rotherham Borough Council's partner RBT, NHS Rotherham and Macmillan Cancer Support, makes a huge difference to people across Rotherham who have been diagnosed with cancer and may have money worries because of their illness.

I was honoured to help launch the Service earlier this year and am pleased that it has already helped local people access over £2 million in weekly benefits, arrears and lump sum payments.