A coffee morning with a difference Nothing, not even a global pandemic, stops the annual Macmillan Coffee Morning. If cancer doesn't stop, then neither do we.  

On Wednesday, 23 September, the Group's Progress Lifeline team raised £108 through their virtual coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support. The Group matched the amount raised, taking the grand total to an amazing £216.

This year the challenge was to host a coffee morning with a difference, one that met current government guidelines due to Covid-19. With this in mind, the team hosted an event over Zoom and held a socially distanced coffee morning at our head office in Leyland.  

For baking enthusiasts a bake-off competition was held and other activities, included a 'big bite' countdown, similar to a New Year's Eve countdown, but instead of kissing a loved one, everyone took a bite of their cake. As well as a raffle and a 'guess how many sprinkles Colin the caterpillar has on his back' competition.

How will the funds we raised benefit people whose lives have been affected by cancer?

  • £52 could help run Macmillan's Online Community forum for over an hour. Typically, that would give nearly 750 people affected by cancer both emotional and practical support
  • £250 could pay for five people living with cancer to attend a health and wellbeing event, providing them with the skills to improve the management of these areas in their lives
  • £335 could pay for a Macmillan grant that helps a family affected by cancer take a holiday and enjoy precious time together
  • £546 could pay for a Macmillan Social Care Worker for a week, helping patients, family members and carers manage the social and practical problems of living with cancer
  • £1,023 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for a week, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.

Thank you to everyone who got involved and supported the Macmillan Coffee Morning.