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Briggs urges constituents to raise a cup for £200m charity fundraiser

 

Miles Briggs, Scottish Conservative & Unionist MSP for Lothian, is helping the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning pass its £200m fundraising total – by urging constituents to put on the kettle in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

 

Miles said: “ Many Lothian constituents have personal experiences of the problems a cancer diagnosis can bring to both patients and their families, and I know that Macmillan has been there to support many of those in need.

 

“ The care and support provided by Macmillan Cancer is world class and more funds are needed to allow it to continue to provide its services in our community.

 

“ I would urge constituents to consider holding their own coffee morning. It's an easy and fun way to raise money for Macmillan, and every penny raised will help people with cancer.”

 

Last year thousands of people across the UK took part in a Coffee Morning event, raising around £29.5m for Macmillan.

 

This year the total raised by Coffee Morning since it began in 1991 will pass the £200m mark.

 

The official day for World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Friday 29th September but you can hold your own event at a time to suit you.

 

It couldn’t be more simple to get involved - all you need to do is get together with family, friends or colleagues over coffee and cake. You can register now for your free fundraising pack via the website - www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee - or find a Coffee Morning near you to get involved in.

Miles Briggs