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World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support

28 September 2015

Staff, patients and volunteers at our two main hospital sites have raised nearly £1500 by hosting coffee morning events for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Staff, patients and volunteers at our two main hospital sites—Chelsea and Westminster and West Middlesex University hospitals—have raised nearly £1,500 by hosting coffee morning events for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. Coffee mornings have been held all over the UK and all money raised helps to make sure that no one has to face cancer alone.

At West Middlesex, the hospital’s atrium was a flurry of activity as people lined up to donate their cash and tuck into the wide range of tasty treats, teas and coffees, all of which had been kindly donated by budding bakers and the generous staff at Hounslow’s Patisserie Valerie and Sweet Success Bakery, as well as the hospital’s ISS facility services – raising an impressive £798.86. Over in Twickenham House, hospital staff from the Gynaecology department were also busy holding their own coffee morning and contributed £244 to the overall total.

Macmillan Breast Cancer Nurse, Sandy Miller was leading the event alongside Jacquei Scott, Macmillan Palliative Care Specialist Nurse. They said: “A huge thank you to everyone who came along to support our coffee morning, either by donating cakes or by spending their money to buy them. Macmillan does invaluable work and helps fund a number of specialist nursing posts at the hospital, so we are always keen to help them whenever we can.”

Over at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, staff held their coffee morning on Wednesday 23 September and raised a further £640 for the cause. Dr Russ Hargreaves, Macmillan Counsellor at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, said: “Macmillan have been funding staff and services here at the Chelsea and Westminster site for over 15 years and Coffee Morning is a great occasion for us to get together and repay the favour. I was staggered by people’s generosity this year and it’s such a comfort to know that together, we have made a huge contribution towards their £25 million target.”