Charity coffee morning at Portadown library

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Portadown Library will be hosting a coffee morning on Friday September 30 as part of Macmillan Cancer Support’s World Biggest Coffee Morning event.

The local library is one of 57 in Northern Ireland taking part in the charity event next week, and local people are being urged to call in for a cuppa to support Macmillan.

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. One in three of us will face cancer, and the money raised at these Coffee Mornings will help Macmillan make sure no one has to face it alone.

Irene Knox, Chief Executive of Libraries NI, explaind: “Libraries NI is delighted to support the work undertaken by Macmillan by offering information and resources in our libraries and annually by supporting the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning with a record 57 libraries taking part this year.

“What better way is there to help than by having a cup of coffee with friends in the library? I would like to invite you to call into a library near you on Friday September 30 and help us support the work of Macmillan by raising funds to make sure that no one has to face cancer alone.”

Last year, Macmillan raised £25 million and this time, they aim to raise even more to fund the charity’s vital services from specialist nurses and doctors, to grants and advice for people who have money problems because of their illness.

A spokesperson for Macmililan explained: “There are now 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer.

“By 2030, it will be 4 million people, and we want to be there for them all.

“One in three of us will get cancer, and it will be one of the toughest things we’ll ever have to face.

“Our goal is to make sure no one faces cancer alone. We provide medical, emotional, practical and financial support, as well as campaigning for better cancer care. And because cancer affects more than just those facing it, we’re there for friends and family too.

“Since Douglas Macmillan founded our charity in 1911, we have grown to be the UK’s leading source of cancer support, helping more and more people affected by cancer, all with your help.”

The coffee morning will be held in Portadown Library from 10am until 12noon.