Time for a cuppa

By Farnham Herald in Community News

PEOPLE are being invited to host a Cancer Research UK coffee morning and help raise money to fund lifesaving research.Every day, around 130 people are diagnosed with cancer in the South East. And that’s why the charity is calling on people across the region to join together with friends, colleagues and family for a cuppa and a natter while raising funds to help beat cancer sooner.

The charity is encouraging everyone to sign up for a free fundraising pack today and host a coffee morning any time until the end of May – with the official coffee morning day falling on April 6. The coffee mornings can be held at home, in the office, at school or in the local community, with people making a donation to attend.

Jenny Makin, Cancer Research UK spokesman for the South East, said: “We are encouraging everyone to host a coffee morning and ask guests to donate in exchange for a drink, snack and chat. We all love a good brew and taking time out of the office or home for elevenses is a great way to catch up with friends and colleagues.

“Every donation made will help save lives by funding research to accelerate the charity’s progress in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.”

Cancer survival has doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress, but the charity relies on donations from the public and the tireless fundraising of its supporters.

The Cancer Research UK coffee morning fundraising pack contains everything supporters need to plan their perfect coffee morning, including posters, balloons, recipe suggestions and fundraising ideas.

For more details, visit www.cruk.org/coffeemorning.

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