Cuppa coffee in Exmouth for great cause

Exmouth folk are being urged to take part in a coffee morning event to help raise �8.3m for Macmillan Cancer Care

STAFF at an Exmouth marketing firm are urging people to join them in boiling their kettles and delving into biscuit tins for a world’s biggest coffee morning event.

Chartered Developments, of Rolle Street, is taking part in the fundraiser next Friday, September 24, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care.

The charity, along with staff at the marketing company, hopes a record 1,000 people across Devon will host an event in an attempt to raise �8.3m to fund its vital cancer services.

Anita Turner, Chartered Development’s managing director, wants everyone to pledge to either host their own coffee morning or to go along to a public coffee morning in their area.

She said: ‘We are proud to support Macmillan.

“Most people have been touched by cancer including members of our own staff and have experienced the fantastic support offered by this charity.

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“I am glad that earlier this year we took the decision to extend our relationship with Macmillan from the coffee morning, in which we match whatever our staff raise, to an ongoing partnership.”

Marie Doran is the firm’s charity organiser.

“For a number of years we have taken part in Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and, with the emphasis on cake, we have been able to raise more than �500 for each of the past two years,” she said.

It’s a great fun morning, the highlight of which is the cake auction - the ensuing bidding war can raise up to �50 per cake!

Macmillan’s fundraising manager, Calvin Lovelock, added: “We are very grateful to everyone who takes part.

“Every penny raised from coffee events, large and small, will help fund the practical, medical, financial and emotional support Macmillan offer to help change the lives of everyone affected by cancer for the better.’

To register to host a coffee morning visit the following website address: www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee or call 0845 070 1315.

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