FGS Joins Macmillan Coffee Morning

Posted at 10:42 am on 17th September, 2019

Flixton Girls School raised over £250.00 much-needed money for people living with cancer by hosting an event as part of Macmillan Cancer Support's World Biggest Coffee Morning.

Held on 27th September in Artisan, the school dining room, organiser Mrs Smith invited staff, students and their families to come along, share in the fun and raise vital funds for the growing number of people living with cancer across the UK. Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning took place to support the growing number of people living with cancer across the UK.

Macmillan is almost entirely funded by donations and simply cannot support the growing number of people with cancer who need them without the public's help. Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. There are over 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK and this is set to grow to almost 4 million by 2030.

Organiser Mrs Smith said, "I am completely overwhelmed with all your amazing cakes and donations this morning. Thank you so much to everyone that came to support this event. I feel very lucky to work with such an incredibly supportive team – you are all amazing!"
Cancer can affect anyone, and it affects every part of your life. Macmillan provides financial, physical and emotional support for people living with cancer, so that's why we want to raise money so that everybody gets the help they need".

Mrs Smith tweeted: 'Thank you to everyone for supporting our first #macmillancoffeemorning @macmillancancer @FlixtonGS @FgsCultureEthos Lovely spending time together and raising money for an amazing cause #coffeeandcake'

FGsCultureEthos tweeted: 'We are all so proud of @MrsSmithFGS and all her happy helpers in raising over £250 with her #macmillancoffeemorning last week, well done everyone and thank you for the support.'

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For more information about the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning: www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee

Macmillan is the UK’s leading cancer supporter charity giving personal, one to one care and support to thousands of people every day. Macmillan are the only charity supporting anyone, no matter their age, where they live and or their cancer diagnosis. We are here to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing physical, financial and emotional support. Therefore, whatever cancer throws your way, we are right there with you.

For information, support or just someone to talk to, call 0808 808 00 00 or visit macmillan.org.uk.

About Macmillan and M&S

M&S has been headline partner of Macmillan’s Coffee Morning since 2010. Throughout last year M&S raised almost £3 million, enough to fund 55 Macmillan professionals for a year. An incredible £2 million came from the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, running throughout September. These professionals are a lifeline for many patients and their families; giving crucial emotional support, helping manage treatment side effects and sharing practical advice like diet and lifestyle tips.