To support Macmillan, Lynne Featherstone MP and Councillor David Winskill on Friday joined the team at Barclays in Crouch End as they were hosting a Big Coffee Morning to fundraise for the cancer charity. The Crouch End staff were selling home baked cakes and cakes from Dunns Bakery, as well as coffee donated by Starbucks.
Last year, the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning raised over £8million, and this year the fundraising effort is looking to surpass that. Over 50,000 hosts have helped raise funds, which go towards the funding of Macmillan nurses and other cancer services.
Barclay’s Bank was hosting coffee mornings in each of its London branches. They were raising money for a GP facilitator in Wandsworth, as well as providing financial grants for cancer patients in London. Together with Macmillan badge sales, London branches were hoping to raise over £160,000. In addition, branches in The Eastern Region are raising £150,000 to fund a Pancreatic Nurse in Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge and financial grants for cancer patients in the East of England.
Lynne Featherstone MP comments:
“I am proud to once again be supporting Macmillan on a Big Coffee Morning. This is the third year I have joined coffee mornings across the constituency, and local residents continue to come out in force to back the fantastic work carried out by Macmillan every day.
“It’s great to see Barclays staff across London going the extra mile to help support Macmilan and fundraise for a GP facilitator in London. And I have to say – very impressive baking skills too!”
Crouch End Councillor David Winksill adds:
“Events like these make me feel proud to represent Crouch End – local businesses and local people coming together to raise funds for this important charity. Dunns has donated cakes, Starbucks has donated coffee and Barclays staff have baked their own cakes. Great effort indeed, let’s hope it raises lots of money for fantastic Macmillan.”