THIS week, there will be a number of Macmillan Coffee Mornings and other similar events taking place across Bromsgrove, Droitwich and South Birmingham.
Here is our guide to where and when they are.
- ANDREA Beers Salon in Barnt Green will be holding a fund-raising coffee morning for Macmillan next Friday (September 25).
The salon will be giving ten per cent of its sales from the day to the worthwhile charity.
All customers will be able to enjoy a host of tasty treats and coffee whilst having a hair cut or treatment.
It has been revealed that a devastating 2.5million people are living with cancer.
Andrea Beers, the owner of the salon, said: “Cancer has touched the hearts of a number of our team and we wanted to do something to try and help Macmillan who do such an amazing job supporting those with cancer and their families at such a hard time.”
Macmillan Cancer Support is celebrating their 25th birthday of coffee mornings.
Chloe Gallagher, senior partnership manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “The support Macmillan recieves from all businesses is vital in enabling us to continue to support people affected by cancer, so that no one has to face cancer alone.”
- BROMSGROVE youngsters, Gracie and Jilly decided will be holding a Macmillan coffee evening on Monday (September 21)
Two businesses in the town’s high street, Max Spielmann and Boots, are supporting the fund-raiser by supplying gifts for the raffle.
Gracie and Jilly’s mum Rosie Downes said: “My 12-year-old Gracie loves baking and does it every Sunday and thought it was a great idea to do a Macmillan coffee evening.”
The family has sent out invitations and generated more support through word of mouth about the event.
They are expecting about 50 people to go along.
Everyone is welcome to the event from 6.30pm to 8pm on Monday at Rosie Downes’ home – 14 Bowmore Road, Harwood Park, Bromsgrove B60 2HH.
- THERE Will be plenty of goodies at Bromsgrove’s Clent Hills Veterinary Surgery during three days of activities next weekend.
On the Friday and Saturday (September 25 and 26), there will be coffee mornings and bake sales (including cream teas for traditionalists).
And on the Sunday (September 27), there will be a day of fund-raising fun for all the family, including a barbecue and children’s activities.
There will also be a raffle featuring prizes donated by local businesses. Among the items up for grabs are a cut and blow dry from the George Davis Hair Salon and a family race day package at Worcester Racecourse.
The cause is close to the heart of organiser Angela Rippington – her sister Nicola lost her husband four years ago to bowel cancer and Nicola herself was diagnosed with bladder cancer. She has since fought back but remains very poorly.
Angela urged any residents or businesses who can help with donations or raffle prizes to call her on 07526 728883.
- MORTONS funeral directors in Northfield will be having a Macmillan Coffee morning next Saturday (September 26).
A loved colleague at Mortons, Alison, is battling cancer.
They are committed to raising funds to help eliminate this horrible disesase.
The event will be held at the head office in Northfield.
Visit: www.mortonfunerals.co.uk for more information or go to www.justgiving.co.uk/MortonsFunerals to donate cash.
- TWO chartered accountant teams in Droitwich Spa are offering business advice to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The event at St Andrews Town Hotel from 9am to midday next Friday (September 25) will see the accountants stage a small business surgery and networking event.
Whilst business owners are networking they can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and a slice of cake.
The firm will be asking for donations during the coffee morning and raising cash through the bake sale.
There will also be a sweepstake, games, a raffle and more.
Partner Alex Dyer, tax partner David Gillies and private client manager Anthony Middleton will be there to give advice to small businesses, including helping with tax returns.
The tax advice sessions with accountants are being offered in return for a suggested £5 donation.
E-mail email@example.com for more information or to book a 20-minute slot.