Sandra has a cuppa for our charity

MacMillan Coffee Morning hosts Sandra Blackman, of Pheonix Theatre, Bawtry.  Picture: Liz Mockler D2867LM
MacMillan Coffee Morning hosts Sandra Blackman, of Pheonix Theatre, Bawtry. Picture: Liz Mockler D2867LM

THERE’S still time to stick the kettle on and help raise tens of thousands of pounds for cancer patients in the process.

The Free Press has teamed up with Macmillan Cancer Support to get 200 people to sign up to the charity’s World Biggest Coffee Morning on September 28 in a bid to raise £35,000 with every penny raised staying here in Doncaster.

The target has already been smashed with more than 250 people signed up but now we are appealing for even more people to get involved to help make this year’s event a record breaker.

Sandra Blackman, 67, of Bawtry, has been taking part in the Macmillan coffee morning for 12 years and knows just how important the fundraiser is.

Sandra said: “I held my first coffee morning back in 2000 at home because I decided I wanted to give something back and raised about £30, the last one I did raised about £800, it’s grown over the years.

“I work with Bawtry Phoenix Theatre and we have held coffee morning there over the years and everyone at the theatre has been so supportive making the event a success.

“Since I started my mother died from bowel cancer and my sister had breast cancer so now it’s a lot more personal to me because I know first hand the kind of work Macmillan does.”

As well as providing Macmillan nurses the charity also provides help with financial difficulties encountered by people affected by cancer.

As well as traditional coffee mornings, book stalls, wine-tasting evenings, quiz nights and pamper days are increasingly popular.

Visit www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee or call 0845 602 1246. Send details of your event to editorial@doncastertoday.co.uk