September 28, 2016: Anne Twist, mum to Harry and Gemma Styles, shared information yesterday on her Twitter about the MacMillan Cancer Support’s “World’s Largest Coffee Morning” coming up on Friday, the 30th. The Cheshire group of MacMillan supporters hosted their Coffee Morning last week and raised £1400 to contribute for MacMillan’s big event on Friday.
This event wraps up September’s 🎗Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and all the activities the charity had for the month, and while the month dedicated to Childhood Cancer Awareness is ending, there is plenty of work still left to do. MacMillan Cancer Support created a way to continue supporting children and their families dependent on their services, by encouraging the community to meet and share Coffee Mornings together throughout the year.
Pictures above are from Anne’s Instagram showing baked goods she prepared for the event.
What began in the 1990’s as an idea to host a small gathering to share coffee between friends and give the cost of their cuppa to MacMillan Cancer Support, has now grown into a highly successful fundraiser for the charity. 2015’s coffee mornings total raised the sum of £25 million. This video, shared from MacMillan Cancer Support website explains how it works:
Anne has helped MacMillan Cancer Support for years, raising funds and bringing awareness to the charity’s work and services that are available for those needing help battling cancer. (Our article about MacMillan Summer Lights describes some of the work Anne and friends have taken on to help.)
If you live in the UK, check for a Coffee Morning Event near you and help bring an end to Childhood Cancer.
October 9th, 2016 update: Anne posted on Instagram thanking everybody who visited and donated for the Macmillan coffee morning. The event raised a total of 1,515.49 pounds.
Anne took part to this fundraising event for the MacMillan charity with her friends Jane Morgan, Sandra Meighan, Debbie Wright, Dee Selley, Ella Selley, Belinda Taylor, Lyne Taylor, Alice Taylor, and Lesley Harrison-Pitt.
Here are some other pictures of baked goods: