Iain raises a cup for £200m charity fundraiser

Iain Gray MSP is helping World’s Biggest Coffee Morning pass its £200m fundraising total – by backing events in his East Lothian constituency.

The East Lothian MSP is backing Macmillan Cancer Support’s leading fundraising event this month, and he wants local people to get involved too.

Iain Gray MSP said:

“I know a considerable number of constituents have personal experiences of the problems a cancer diagnosis can bring to both patients and their families, and I know that Macmillan has been there to support many of those in need. 

“That’s why I will be supporting Macmillan coffee mornings in East Lothian again this year and urging fellow residents to support events in their area.

“However, I would also suggest people consider holding their own coffee morning. It’s an easy and fun way to raise money for Macmillan, and every penny raised will help people with cancer.”

Last year thousands of people across the UK took part in a Coffee Morning event, raising around £29.5m for Macmillan.

This year the total raised by Coffee Morning since it began in 1991 will pass the £200m mark.

The official day for World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Friday 29th September but you can hold your own event at a time to suit you.

It couldn’t be more simple to get involved – all you need to do is get together with family, friends or colleagues over coffee and cake. You can register now for your free fundraising pack via the website – www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee – or find a Coffee Morning near you to get involved in.