South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth joined volunteers at North West Dumfries Church hall in Dumfries recently to raise a cup to the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
The Coffee morning was one of a number held as part of charity’s, MacMillan Cancer Support’s flagship fundraising campaign which aims to raise millions to help people with cancer live life as fully as they can. Colin also recently joined Janice Preston, Macmillan Head of Services in Scotland at the Scottish Parliament to promote the coffee mornings being held across the country.
Last year thousands of people across the UK took part in a Coffee Morning event, raising around £27m 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 28th September but events have been held over the past few weeks.
Colin Smyth said, “MacMillan do outstanding work in our region, supporting those living with cancer and their families. There won’t be a family that hasn’t been touched by cancer. so it is little wonder that so many people locally want to give something back by holding a fundraising coffee morning for MacMillan. These coffee mornings helps make a real difference to so many local people and all the volunteers involved deserve huge congratulations”.