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24.09 The Empty Cup - World's Biggest Coffee Morning | by Lorna J Stewart
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24.09 The Empty Cup - World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Why the empty cup? Because the woman in the picture behind the tea pot is my mum, and I would love to be able to sit down and have a cup of tea with her. But that isnt possible as she passed away just over 6 years ago. She loved coffee mornings and had she been alive today I am sure she woud have been attending .....


The World's Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan Cancer Support's biggest fundraising event.

Last year 43,000 people registered to hold a coffee morning, raising £7.9 million.

The event started in 1990, when a local fundraising committee decided to hold a coffee morning where people came along to meet and mingle - as they might ordinarily do - but donate the cost of their coffee to Macmillan in the process.


Whatever you do, we hope you'll get together with friends, family and colleagues on Friday 24 September and raise somemoney (and a smile) for people affected by cancer.


Why be a part of it?

Macmillan Cancer Support helps improve the lives of people affected by cancer, both those living with cancer and also their families and carers.


Today, more people in the UK are living with cancer and one in three of us will get cancer at some point in our lives. Cancer affects us all and we can all help to make people's experience of it better.


Our ambition

We want to be able to reach every single person who is diagnosed with cancer and to be there for them at every stage of their cancer journey, no matter who they are, what part of the country they live in, or what type of cancer they have. We will reach them by helping to make life better, in however large or small a way, through our services.


The difference between a good day and a bad day

For people living with cancer, the difference between a good day and a bad day can often come down to really small things. Getting answers on something you're worrying about. Finding out you can get some financial support. Or just having a chat with someone who understands.


With your help, Macmillan can help thousands more people have a good day. Whether you're raising pounds or pennies, every little bit counts. So get together, put a smile on your mugs, and help make a huge difference to people living with cancer.


Macmillan nurses did make a massive difference to our lives when my mum was ill and thanks to them she was able to stay in her own home and have some dignity. They were there for support for all of us.

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Taken on September 24, 2010