AM supports local Macmillan Coffee Morning in Rhyl
Vale of Clwyd AM, Ann Jones is supporting Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Mrs Jones attended an event at St John’s Church in Rhyl.
Speaking at the event, Mrs Jones said: “In Wales more than 18,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year. One way or another, most people’s lives will be touched by cancer – either by battling it themselves, or by supporting loved ones and friends who been diagnosed with cancer.
“Macmillan Cancer Support is there for people from the moment they find out they have cancer, with medical and practical help, as well as emotional and financial support. That is why I am supporting the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and the good work that Macmillan does right across Denbighshire”.
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 Ann Jones for supporting the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. The money raised will fund cancer services in Wales.
“With the number of people living with cancer in Wales expected to reach 240,000 by 2030, Macmillan Cancer Support wants to ensure that no-one faces cancer alone.
“Money raised by events such as World’s Biggest Coffee Morning helped Macmillan to spend £3.2m on its services in Wales last year alone, including funding our nurses and providing £545,000 in grants to people affected by cancer.”
Now in its 23rd year, World’s Biggest Coffee Morning raised an amazing £15m for Macmillan last year alone.