FAIRFIELD residents will be full of beans between 10am and midday on Saturday, October 5, when a jumbo coffee morning is held at the village hall to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and YANA, writes Sophie Baram.
The event, featuring plenty of cake as well as the coffee, has been organised by the Fairfield Village Community Association (FVCA), Fairfield Village Hall and Halesowen and Hagley Farmers’ Club.
It is predicted 4million people in the UK will be living with cancer by 2030.
YANA tackles farmers’ stress in the agricultural sector with statistics showing one in five farmers are battling depression.
The charity is wholly funded by donations and helps farmers struggling in Worcestershire, Norfolk and Suffolk by funding sessions with professionally qualified counsellors for people working in the industry.
Conrad Palmer, from the FVCA, said: “We are hosting our coffee morning because cancer, stress, anxiety and depression can affect anyone and impacts on every part of a person’s life and their family’s.
“Macmillan and YANA provide support and we want to raise money so everybody gets the help they need.”