Are you up for the cup?

Actress Denise Welch promoting World's Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Actress Denise Welch promoting World's Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support.
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IT’S the last chance to get the kettle on for a giant coffee morning event.

Macmillan Cancer Support wants people in Wearside, South Tyneside and County Durham to get in touch with them as soon as possible in a bid to beat the deadline to register for the fund-raising event.

The charity says it is delighted at the fantastic response from local people and celebrities who are supporting the event, including Loose Women presenter Denise Welsh and the 300 residents in the area who have already registered to take part.

However, another 100 people must sign up to achieve the local fund-raising target of more than £68,000.

Sarah Goldie, from the charity, said: “We are really grateful to everyone who has signed up to hold a coffee morning so far. Their support is very much appreciated and we hope they have a fantastic time at their event.

“However, we want as many people as possible to take part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning this year to help us raise more money than ever before to fund our vital cancer services.

“The great thing about the event is that it is really easy to take part in, especially as you can tailor it to suit yourself.

“If you can’t do it on September 30, then just pick another day. If you’re not keen on coffee and would rather have cocktails or even herbal tea, then that’s fine as well. All that matters is that you take part.”

Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support.

To register to host a coffee morning visit: www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee or call 0845 070 1315.

MACMILLAN aims to raise more than £8.3million from the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning across the UK.

Organisations in the region are holding public coffee mornings with visitors free to go along.

These include: Hetton Primary School; The Salvation Army; William Hill; Manor House Funeral Services; Thomson UK; Whitburn Methodist Church; Sedgefield Community College; Tony Clarke Funeral Service; Sedgefield Community College; Ryhope Junior School; The Big Club in Boldon Colliery; Gentoo Living; Lakeside Community Centre; North St Methodist Church; Seaburn Dene Primary School; Murton Library; Starbucks at Dalton Park; Houghton Independent Methodist Church; New Dawn Project, Houghton; Parkside Community Centre in Seaham; Washington Town Centre Library; Spire Washington Hospital; Albany Primary School; Macmillan Information Centre in Peterlee; Horden Parish Council and County Durham Foundation Trust.

For more information, contact Sarah Goldie on 2145444 or Click here