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20th December 2016

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning Is A Hit In Stirling

Bruce Crawford MSP and Steven Paterson MP hand over the cheque to MacMillan Cancer Support representative Pauline McMillan

MP and MSP Raised Over £380 For Cancer Charity

This year’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ proved to be a huge hit once again in Stirling after local MP Steven Paterson and MSP Bruce Crawford raised £381 for MacMillan Cancer Support.

Coffee mornings took place across the country on 30th September, encouraging people to donate cakes, treats, and home baking in an effort to raise as much money as possible for the charity. Mr Paterson and Mr Crawford held their joint event in the Stirling Smith Museum and Art Gallery.

MacMillan works to support those who are battling cancer as well as their families by offering advice as well as helping with financial concerns whilst someone is undergoing treatment, volunteers are available to assist from the moment someone is diagnosed with cancer.

Bruce Crawford MSP and Steven Paterson MP hand over the cheque to MacMillan Cancer Support representative Pauline McMillan

Bruce Crawford MSP and Steven Paterson MP hand over the cheque to MacMillan Cancer Support representative Pauline McMillan

Commenting, Steven Paterson said:

“Cancer will affect every single one of us either directly or indirectly and the work that MacMillan do in supporting those who are affected – including families of those battling this terrible disease – goes a long way in providing the support needed during such a difficult time.

“I am grateful to everyone who came along to donate money, home baking, and enjoy a cuppa and a chat. I know that the funds raised will be put to good use in easing some of the strain brought about with a cancer diagnosis.”

Bruce Crawford added:

“It is estimated that nearly a quarter of a million people living in Scotland have either been previously diagnosed with cancer or are currently battling the disease and each of these people have faced their own set of challenges from the moment they were diagnosed. That is why it is so important that organisations like MacMillan are carrying out the work they do in listening to those facing these challenges and offering advice and support.

“The coffee morning was a great opportunity to come together and have a blether and a cuppa, but more importantly to raise funds for this fantastic organisation.”