Regional AM supports Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning
South Wales Central AM, Andrew RT Davies, has helped Macmillan Cancer Support promote the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, which is the charity’s flagship fundraising event.
It’s the 28th year of Coffee Morning and Andrew RT enjoyed a cuppa and a cupcake at the awareness event at the Oriel in the Senedd in Cardiff Bay on Wednesday.
Bronwen, Macmillan’s cancer information and support bus which was designed especially for Wales was also parked in near the iconic building.
Speaking about supporting the charity event, Mr Davies said:
“You always know September is here when Macmillan Coffee Mornings come around, and they always prove to be enjoyable events.
“Right across Wales Macmillan Cancer Support do fantastic work to help those suffering from cancer and their families, and the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is a fantastic fundraising event that takes place in many homes, schools and workplaces across the country.
“Sadly, we now know that one in three of us at some point during our lives will get this wicked disease and each year across Wales, 19,000 people receive the devastating news that they have cancer. We must continue to up our game to tackle this awful disease.
“Cancer will personally affect the lives of our family, friends, colleagues and neighbours in our communities and that’s why I am supporting the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and Macmillan Cancer Support. I’d encourage all my constituents, if they can, to do the same!”
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 Andrew 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.”
To sign up to host a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning call 0300 1000 200 or you would like to find a coffee morning in your area please visit www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee.
For information or support relating to cancer, call Macmillan’s Support Line on 0808 808 00 00 (8am to 8pm Monday to Friday) or visit www.macmillan.org.uk.