SHAW SIDE JOINS THE WORLD’S BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING

The residents and staff of Bupa’s Shaw Side Residential and Nursing Home, Oldham Road, Shaw are stirring themselves into action by taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 25 September for Macmillan Cancer Support. The coffee morning is taking place from 10.00am to 3.00pm and all the money raised will be donated to help Macmillan to provide practical, medical, financial and emotional support for people affected by cancer. Bupa’s Community Connections will fund match the money raised by all Bupa businesses. The residents, friends, families and staff of Shaw Side will make a donation for their coffee and refreshments to raise money for the charity. The home is requesting that all visitors wear a green item in support of the cause. Last year, more than 45,000 people held coffee mornings and, together with their family, friends and colleagues, raised over £7.5 million. Large and small coffee events across the UK helped support Macmillan with a number of its key services including information and counselling centres, specialist Macmillan medical staff, buildings for cancer treatment and care, grants for people with cancer who are in financial difficulty and the Cancerline which provides emotional support for those affected by cancer. Joan Walton, home manager of Bupa’s Shaw Side, says: “We want to be part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning because it’s a fun event and a great way for us to raise vital funds for Macmillan.” Every year more than a quarter of a million people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK and 1 in 3 people will develop cancer during their lifetime. We are all affected by the disease and we can all help. To find out more about how to become part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, call 0845 602 1246 and register.

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