November 3rd, 2012
We had a great turn out on the day with all our branches getting involved with the coffee morning. We are still counting the money but so far we have raised over £3,000 for the Macmillan Coffee Morning. Congratulations to everyone that took part but there has to be a special mention to Ashton Moss branch who collected £450 on the day!
Our total raised so far this year is now £30,000 with £20,000 presented at Hanworth and a further £10,000 presented at Tottenham.
“Thank you so much to everyone at Selco for their support of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. This flagship event raises over £10 million for Macmillan, and we want to thank Selco for their incredible contribution of £3,000 towards this target. We hope you enjoyed the excuse to indulge in cakes galore!” – Nic Skipwith – Area Fundraising Manager
An example of how the money raised from Coffee Morning could support people affected by cancer is around financial grants: offering financial support to people. A Macmillan grant is a one-off payment for adults, young people or children with cancer, to cover a wide range of practical needs. This can include things such as heating bills, extra clothing, or a much needed break. Every week over 600 people receive a grant from Macmillan Cancer Support, and in 2011 we gave out 31,716 grants totalling a massive £10.6 million.
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