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Every cuppa counts at World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Lisburn's Mayor, Ur Ronnie Crawford and Emma Rea from Macmillan Cancer Support get ready for the event. US3308-501 cdEVERY CUP will count at this year's World's Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September and the Mayor of Lisburn, Councillor Ronnie Crawford and Emma Rea from Macmillan Cancer Support are urging everyone to better last year's two million strong fundraisers who stirred themselves into action and took part in the fun by hosting or attending coffee events across the UK. Altogether they raised a staggering 7.9 million and in Northern Ireland alone over 30,000 people raised an incredible 200,000 to support people living with cancer in their local area.

Mr Crawford said "I would ask everyone in Lisburn and surrounding area to support this very important fundraising event. What could be simpler than boiling the kettle? Everyone should get involved it's easy. However much you raise, whether it is 10, 20 or 200, Macmillan needs your support, my support, everyone's support more than ever."

All money raised last year helped Macmillan be a source of practical, medical, emotional and financial support to those affected by cancer. So every cup of coffee on 26 September really does count and every 1 raised can really make a difference to help people through their cancer journey.

To hold a coffee morning for Macmillan, register by calling 02890661166 or visit www.macmillan.org.uk/ coffee. People can also make donations to Macmillan Cancer Support by cheque, online or paying by debit and credit card on the number above.

Statistics show that one in three people will get cancer and there are currently around 39,000 people in NI living with the disease. The World's Biggest Coffee Morning is now in its 18th year and is one of the largest fundraising events throughout the UK.

Lisburn's Mayor, Ur Ronnie Crawford and Emma Rea from Macmillan Cancer Support get ready for the event. US3308-501 cd

Ulster Star
15/08/2008