THE first World’s Biggest Coffee Morning took place in 1991, and Macmillan Cancer Support has seen the event raise more than £60 million pounds over the last 21 years.
Just 2,600 people registered to hold an event in 1991, but 51,000 got involved last yearwhen a record £10 million was raised.
Just £25 pays for a Macmillan nurse to support a family affected by cancer for one hour, £181 could pay for a Macmillan social worker or family support worker for a day, and £370 pays for the hire of a room for a year so a self-help and support group could hold regular meetings.
Meetings in our area include:
- A coffee event takes place at Grainthorpe Primary School this Thursday, September 27, from 1.30pm-3pm.
- Thompson & Smith, in Tattershall Way on Louth’s Fairfield Industrial Estate, are holding a coffee morning from 10am-12 noon this Friday. For details call 01507 602222.
- From 10am-12.30pm a coffee morning will be held at the Conoco Rooms above Louth Library.
- A coffee morning is being held at Boots in Eastgate, Louth, this Friday, 10am-2pm. There will be teas, coffees and squash, as well as cakes and biscuits, and even be a mad hatter playing the accordion! Entry is free and donations are welcome.
- Louth Garden Centre in Legbourne Road is inviting people to go along from 9am-12pm for their coffee morning, which is taking place nationwide. “We hope lots of people come along to the event and help us support this worthy cause,” said manager Jane Allen-Chilman.
- King Edward Grammar School are holding a coffee morning in the studio in School House Lane being run by the 6th form. Tea, coffee and cakes with music by members of the school will be on offer from 9.30am until 12pm.
- A coffee event is at Louth County Hospital’s Recreation Hall on Friday, 10am to 12pm.