‘Have a cuppa to help me beat cancer’, says gran

Diane  Robinson has been undergoing treatment for breast cancer, she organised a fund-raising day for Macmillan Cancer Care with the help of her friends and family.
Diane Robinson has been undergoing treatment for breast cancer, she organised a fund-raising day for Macmillan Cancer Care with the help of her friends and family.
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A GRAN battling cancer is hoping that thousands of Wearsiders will support the charity that helped her cope with a devastating diagnosis – by having a cuppa.

Breast cancer sufferer Diane Robinson wants others to sign up for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning next month in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care.

Diane, 51, of Washington, is now cancer free following surgery and gruelling bouts of chemotherapy, and has held her own fun day to launch this year’s appeal.

The charity is hoping 1,000 coffee mornings will take place across Sunderland next month.

Cash raised will help to fund services such as Macmillan nurse specialists as well as back to work schemes.

Diane, mum to Stephen, 33, Kristopher, 29, and Katie, 20, as well as a grandmother-of-five, held a launch event at her home to raise awareness of this year’s coffee morning, which takes place on Friday, September 27.

Diane, who works as a cardiology nurse, said: “We only expected to raise about £700 so to get over £1,704 with more to come in is just fantastic.”

Diane also thanked colleague Chrissy Cormack as well as pals Gillian Charlton and Jean Caabe for their help in organising the day.

To find out more about holding a coffee morning, go to www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee or call 0845 602 1246.