Belfast Telegraph

Big coffee morning brews up £250,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support

By John Mulgrew

The world’s biggest coffee morning went off without a hitch yesterday as schools, businesses and workplaces rallied to raise money for charity.

More than 800 coffee mornings across Northern Ireland made up the record along with the rest of the UK in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

According to Lisa McGrogan from the charity, the money raised from Northern Ireland’s donations alone is expected to be as much as £250,000.

“It’s looking like it’s going to be the most successful morning ever,” she said. “One person came back with over £900 from one event at the City Hospital. We’re saying our game is trying to reach everyone from the point of diagnosis right through — this money goes such a long way to funding the services we provide.

“And, of course, be there for their families.”

Some of Northern Ireland’s biggest businesses took part in the event including Marks and Spencer and Botanic Inns — with one event on a Stena Line ship.

“It’s been great — there have been cakes and bun fairs and that kind of thing,” said Lisa.

“And it’s still not too late — these things can be organised right up until Christmas.

“I would like to thank everybody who has taken part so far and still to take part — every single coffee morning means so much to us.”

Belfast Telegraph


From Belfast Telegraph