Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Friday 30th September was Macmillan Coffee Morning.

Here we are again with the whole community thing.  If you want your community to support you, then you should support them.  Plus, where can you go wrong with a hall full of friendly people, a sit down, a cup of tea or two and some cakes?

Macmillan Cancer Relief are a great charity.  They look after people suffering with cancer and their families.  They provide advice on telling friends and relatives that you have "The Big C" and on filling in forms to make sure that you get the benefits you're entitled to.  They sit and listen to both the people who have cancer and their loved ones, giving them space to talk about their concerns.  They provide information on cancer and the treatments.  And Macmillan nurses are wonderful expert nurses working both in hospitals and in the community.  

Entry to the coffee morning was by donation, with as many cups of tea or cakes as you wanted, plus there was a stall selling bits and pieces and cakes and marmalade.  I was more than happy to donate £5 for me and Little C and to buy a jar of home-made marmalade.

It was lovely to see Little C chatting to little old ladies, Little Sis grinning away at everybody, and for me to have a sit down and a cup of tea that I didn't have to make.  It wasn't even out of my way, as we stopped by on our way home from the supermarket.  I'm trying to give up the supermarket, more on that in another post in the future.

So our next community event?  There's another coffee morning coming up this Saturday for Dollar Scout Group.  I think I may well be there!

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