Lynne Featherstone MP on Friday visited local businesses as part of cancer charity Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event: the world’s biggest coffee morning.
Macmillan runs the coffee morning event annually. They ask businesses, community groups and individuals to hold a coffee morning, where donations can be made. In 2012 115,000 people signed up to the coffee morning, raising a record £15 million.
The MP for Hornsey and Wood Green enjoyed coffee and cake at Barclays in Wood Green and then visited Coffee Republic, who had kindly provided Barclays with the food to raise money with.
The Liberal Democrat MP spoke to the shop staff and representatives from Macmillan, including Director of External Affairs Hilary Cross, about Macmillan’s work and aims for the coming year.
Lynne Featherstone MP commented:
“It was a pleasure to participate in such a fantastic event. It was great to see local businesses taking part in the coffee morning – so thank you to Barclays for hosting it and to Coffee Republic for so kindly providing all the food.
“There were plenty of other coffee mornings in and around Haringey, too. I hope Haringey has made a significant contribution to Macmillan’s fundraising efforts.
“Everyone knows someone who is affected by cancer – and it’s comforting to know that charities like Macmillan are working hard to raise money and support those in need.”
On Friday last week, Lynne Featherstone MP visited two coffee mornings which were being hosted in Hornsey and Wood Green. The Liberal Democrat MP firstly dropped in on residents at Minster Walk in Hornsey, and then visited a local Barclays Branch in Wood Green.
The coffee morning at Minster Walk was hosted by local resident Phyliss Grant. The MP spoke with residents at Minster Walk about their own experiences with Cancer, and also took the opportunity to discuss a mixture of local and national issues. At Barclays, Lynne Featherstone spoke to staff about the coffee morning, which they take part in every year.
Both coffee mornings were being held as part of Macmillan’s ‘world’s biggest coffee morning’ event. Macmillan runs the event every year as a fundraiser. They ask people across the UK – and sometimes further afield – to hold a coffee morning, and collect donations. This year, over £10million has been raised to assist Macmillan in helping people with Cancer.
Following the event, Lynne Featherstone MP said:
“I was delighted to take part in the coffee morning fundraiser. Macmillan is a fantastic organisation, providing invaluable help and support to cancer sufferers.
“We face huge health inequalities in Haringey, and it is reassuring to know that organisations like Macmillan are there to support those in need, regardless of where they’re from.
“I wish the organisation the very best for all of their future activities.”