James Brokenshire joined staff and customers at Barclays Bank in Sidcup today to have a coffee and a cake and help raise funds for cancer care. The event was just one of dozens of coffee mornings across Bexley forming part of “The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning” in support of Macmillan Cancer Support.
The World's Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan Cancer Support's biggest fundraising event. In 2011 51,000 people signed up to host a coffee morning, raising a record £10 million. The event at Barclays Bank was organised by Assistant Branch Manager Amy Maher with support from Cafe Nero, Costa Coffee, Sidcup’s 99p Store and Walnuts Cafe on Sidcup High Street.
Commenting James said:
"The Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning is a simple but effective way to bring people together and raise essential funds for cancer care at the same time. It's a good excuse to have a cuppa, a cake and a catch-up with friends and colleagues knowing that you're raising money for a great cause.
“So many people have worked hard to make sure that all of today’s events have been a real success. I'm pleased to have been able to support this great initiative again as well as applying some extra will-power this year to keep the cake intake down to one!"