Eluned supports Macmillan Cancer Coffee Morning at the Senedd

Assembly Member, Eluned Morgan attended Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning at the Senedd on 21 September. She is now calling on the people of Mid & West Wales to get involved by holding their own coffee mornings, to help make the cancer charity’s fund-raiser the biggest and best ever.

Eluned said: “I know that a considerable number of people in Mid and West Wales have personal experience of cancer. It’s fantastic that Macmillan is there to support them.

“Macmillan Cancer Support is there for people from the moment they are diagnosed, with medical and practical help, as well as emotional and financial support.

“This is an amazing idea – everyone likes tea, coffee, cake and a chat – it brings people together and it’s an easy and fun way to raise money for Macmillan. Every penny raised will help people with cancer.”

Last year thousands of people across Wales took part in coffee morning helping to raise funds for Macmillan. This year the charity hopes to raise even more money to help fund vital cancer services across the country.

Susan Morris, General Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support in Wales, commented: “Macmillan in Wales would like to say a huge thank you to Eluned for supporting the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. The money raised will fund cancer services in Wales.

“Last year, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the first Macmillan nurse. With the number of people living with cancer in Wales expected to reach 250,000 by 2030, Macmillan Cancer Support wants to ensure that no-one faces cancer alone.

“Money raised by events such as the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning helps Macmillan to improve its services in Wales; the money helps to fund nurses and to provide grants to people affected by cancer, ensuring people get the right support to make decisions about their treatment and care.”

To sign up to host a coffee morning, call 0300 1000 200 or visit www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee.

For information or support relating to cancer, call Macmillan’s Support Line on 0808 808 00 00 (8am to 8pm Monday to Friday) or visit www.macmillan.org.uk.

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Attached photos show Eluned Morgan AM with Lowri Griffiths and Lisa Jones of Macmillan Cancer Support.

In Wales more than 18,000 people are diagnosed with cancer each year. Figures from 2010 recorded 27,100 people from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board living with cancer, with additional figures from Hywel Dda equating to 15,660, and 5,860 from Powys.