South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth is backing the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in
its efforts to pass its £200m fundraising total.

The South Scotland MSP is taking part in Macmillan Cancer Support’s leading
fundraising event this week, and wants local people to get involved.

Mr Smyth said: “Everyone knows someone who has had a cancer diagnosis and the
huge challenges that can bring to them and their friends and family. Macmillan are
always there to support people in our area in their hour of need.

That’s why I’ll be attending coffee morning’s in Parliament and in my South Scotland

constituency this week and I’d urged local people to do the same. It’s an easy, fun way

to raise money for Macmillan, and every penny people raise goes to support people with cancer.”

MacMillan’s Head of Policy, Campaigns and Influence Kate Seymour (pictured with
Colin Smyth MSP) said:

“We are extremely grateful for the support of our MSPs and
hope it will encourage others to host or attend a coffee morning.”

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 – – or you can find a
Coffee Morning near you to get involved in.”


For further information, please contact:
Rosemary Free, Communications Officer Macmillan Cancer Support
0131 260 3720 (out of hours 07711 591683)

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