Macmillan’s Flagship Fundraiser Supported by Local AM

Wrexham’s Assembly Member, Lesley Griffiths has helped Macmillan Cancer Support promote the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, which is taking place on Friday (28th September).

It’s the 28th year of the charity’s flagship fundraising event and Ms Griffiths enjoyed a cuppa and a cupcake at the awareness event in the Senedd in Cardiff Bay.

Bronwen, Macmillan’s cancer information and support bus which was designed especially for Wales was also parked in near the home of the National Assembly.

AMs helped Macmillan celebrate the first birthday of the bus which reached over 37,000 people in communities all over Wales.

Having already visited the region on two occasions this year, helping hundreds of people in the process, Bronwen is returning to Wrexham and Flintshire this week and will be at Eagles Meadow shopping centre on Friday (28th September).

Speaking about supporting the charity event, Lesley Griffiths AM said, “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is a fantastic fundraising event that takes place in homes, schools and workplaces throughout Wales.  It’s a lovely social event and a fantastic way to get together, share a slice of cake and a cuppa and raise some money for charity.”

“Supporting Macmillan is crucial as we know one if three of us will get cancer, with the disease affecting every aspect of a person’s life.  I am pleased Macmillan’s cancer information bus is returning to aid Wrexham residents once again and I am looking forward to supporting Coffee Mornings in the constituency on Friday.”

Richard Pugh, Head of Services for Macmillan Cancer Support in Wales, commented: “It’s great to see Assembly Members supporting Macmillan in Wales and we’d like to thank Lesley for her support.”

“With the number of people living with cancer in Wales expected to reach around 240,000 by 2030, demand for Macmillan’s services is constantly growing, but we rely on the generosity of the public to provide this support.

“Last year in Wales, we raised just over £1.2 million pounds which just shows what a wonderful, generous nation we are in Wales. We’re hoping to equal if not beat that fabulous total this year.”