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Eden Camp joins war on cancer
Sharon Sherwood, left, Lucy Copland and Clare Russell prepare for their coffee morning at The Skipton Building Society in Malton
Eden Camp is keeping calm and having a cuppa to raise charity cash.
The museum is taking part in Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday to help raise money for people living with cancer.
Eden Camp museum director Nick Hill said: “As a family firm, we like to support local charities as they are very important. Macmillan is a particularly important charity to support as some of our staff have been helped by Macmillan services in the past and people never know when they may need Macmillan.”
The charity coffee morning takes place at the Prisoners’ Canteen (Hut 16), 10am-1pm and Eden Camp will donate the proceeds of every cup of tea or coffee and scone sold on the day to Macmillan.
The idea behind the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is that people hold their own coffee morning in their homes, work places or local community with donations in return for drinks and cakes.
Skipton Building Society in Malton is also getting involved with an all-day fundraiser, 10am-3pm.
Manager Jill Fothergill said they hoped lots of people would call in to support the event.
She said: “This is the third time we have done it and it is something we feel very strongly about supporting. Everyone here knows someone who has been affected by cancer and I have had first-hand experience of the fantastic service Macmillan nurses provide.”
A coffee morning is also being held at the Worsley Arms Hotel in Hovingham on Saturday, 10am-noon.
Macmillan fundraising intern Sally Backhouse said: “We are very grateful to everyone who is organising a coffee morning for Macmillan.
“I hope they inspire other people to hold their own coffee morning for Macmillan to help us raise the money we need to fund our vital services.. Although the official World’s Biggest Coffee Morning day is Friday, September 28, Macmillan is happy for people to hold events on a day that suits them.”
The money raised from the event will be used to fund Macmillan’s support services for people with cancer and their families in North Yorkshire.
To find out more visit www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee or phone 0845 602 1246.