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Celebrities and politicians will be raising their mugs in support for The Macmillan Cancer Relief's World’s Biggest Coffee morning on 30th September 2005.

Now in its 15th year, the World's Biggest Coffee Morning has raise over £30 million to date. All over the UK coffee mornings are held in people’s homes, at work, at local venues and at schools and this year Macmillan is encouraging many more people to join in the fun and help raise even more money.

Martin Clunes says, “My family knows first hand just how devastating a cancer diagnosis can be. Thankfully, I also know the real difference the support provided by
Macmillan makes to families who are faced with cancer.

“Whether you raise £10 or £200 you'll be helping Macmillan be there for people from the moment they suspect they have cancer, with support such as Macmillan nurses and other health professionals, cancer care centres, information and financial help. So go on join me, make a coffee and change a life!”

Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, is also urging Londoners to put the kettle on for Macmillan Cancer Relief. 

Every year around 25,000 people in London are told they have cancer and the number of people living with cancer is set to triple by 2020. That's why Mr Livingstone is encouraging the people of London to help Macmillan raise the £6 million needed to fund vital information and counselling centres, specialist Macmillan medical staff, buildings for cancer treatment and care, as well as grants for patients in financial difficulties.

Being a part of the World's Biggest Coffee Morning is as simple as putting the kettle on and asking friends, family or colleagues to get together for a cup of coffee and make a donation for each cup they drink.

Carol Woolner, Chairman of the Macmillan’s dynamic Chiswick Branch will be hosting a coffee morning in her own home and is encouraging as many local people as possible to take part. The Chiswick branch is requesting that when registering to be a coffee morning host, please put Code C85 on the form sent to Macmillan central office, as proceeds will be 'credited' to Chiswick area and funds will go to local services.


September 12, 2005