- September 27, 2017
- Posted by: David Rees AM
- Category: Latest News
David Rees AM for Aberavon has helped Macmillan Cancer Support promote the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, which is the charity’s flagship fundraising event.
It’s the 27th year of Coffee Morning and David Rees enjoyed a cuppa and a slice of cake at the awareness event at the Oriel in the Senedd, as well as taking the opportunity to chat with Macmillan staff and volunteers.
Speaking about supporting the charity event, the AM for Aberavon, said, “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is a fantastic fundraising event that takes place in homes, schools and workplaces throughout Wales. It’s a lovely social event and a fantastic way to get together, share a slice of cake and a cuppa and raise some money for charity.
“Macmillan Cancer Support helps people from the moment they are diagnosed, with medical and practical help, as well as emotional and financial support. But they rely on donations from the public to help fund their work.
“We know that one in three of us will get cancer. Each year in Wales, 19,000 people receive the devastating news that they have cancer.
Mr Rees added, “This disease will personally affect the lives of our family, friends, colleagues and neighbours and that’s why I am supporting the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and Macmillan Cancer Support. I will be visiting Coffee Mornings being held around the Constituency to support the fantastic work that Macmillan does supporting people with cancer and I urge you to join me in supporting this fantastic cause”.
Susan Morris, Head of Services for Macmillan Cancer Support in Wales, commented:
“It’s great to see our elected Assembly Members supporting Macmillan in Wales and we’d like to thank David for his support.
“With the number of people living with cancer in Wales expected to reach 240,000 by 2030, Macmillan Cancer Support wants to ensure that, in future, no-one faces cancer alone.
“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 coffee morning call 0300 1000 200 or 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.
For further information, please contact:
Suzanne Morrow, Communications Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support Wales
T: 01656 867960 M: 07525 810593 E: [email protected]