Glasgow coffee mornings raise £185k for charity

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Macmillan thanked local residents and businesses for their support. 

5th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart 0 Comments

Glaswegians have raised £185,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support during the charity’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event.

Coffee mornings were held across the city on Friday 27 September, with the charity seeing a “huge amount” of support from local individuals and companies.

All monies raised will be used to help fund Macmillan’s vital services, from nurses to financial advice and emotional support for people living with cancer in Glasgow.

The charity is experiencing increasing demand for its services, with the number of people being diagnosed with cancer on the rise.

Meanwhile, improved medical and care services mean people are living much longer with and after cancer.

According to the charity, every day in Glasgow nine people will be diagnosed with a form of cancer – around 3,440 every year.

Laura Foreman, Macmillan’s Glasgow senior fundraising manager, said: “We are delighted to receive such a huge amount of support from the people of Glasgow in making World’s Biggest Coffee Morning such a huge success.

“Macmillan funds a range of services locally to meet the growing need for cancer support services. We awarded grants of around £332,700 to people with cancer in Glasgow in financial hardship last year.

“There’s a network of Macmillan nurses and professionals, information and support in local libraries and hospitals, and the Macmillan Support Line which provides practical, financial and emotional support to so many.

“In addition, the pioneering Improving the Cancer Journey Service gives people diagnosed in the city access to a holistic needs assessment to offer them a personalised care plan.”