Eastbourne is ready for the Macmillan coffee morning

Macmillan have a successful coffee morning at the Conoco Philips Room above Louth Library. Photo: Ian Holmes.

Macmillan have a successful coffee morning at the Conoco Philips Room above Louth Library. Photo: Ian Holmes.

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EASTBOURNE is getting the kettle ready for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning Macmillan fundraisers.

A host of events have been planned locally for September 28, including one at Barclays in Terminus Road. Staff at the bank will be raising cash from 9.30am until 4.30pm and, as well as joining in with the coffee morning theme, three workers are attempting to cover the distance across the Channel on an various exercise equipment.

The enthusiastic employees will cycle, run and row the equivalent length of the Channel, asking customers to donate £1 to guess how long it will take the team.

At 10am Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd will join the 35 Barclays staff members who will be donning their pinnies to serve customers a cuppa and a slice of something sweet to raise money for people affected by cancer.

Andy Roberts, Eastbourne operations manager at the branch, said, “From personal experience, I know what fantastic work Macmillan nurses do for people living with cancer and therefore anything we raise will make a real difference to so many people.

“I will personally be taking part in the Channel challenge as I know that whatever I can do, will help improve the lives of people living with cancer and what better way to support Macmillan than by getting together with the community.”

And a spokesman for Macmillan Cancer Support locally could not hide her delight at the prospect of a bumper fundraiser.

Other events taking place on September 28 include a coffee morning at Ofarol Portuguese restaurant on Seaside Road (from 10am) and another at 25 Hampden Avenue – running from 10am until 5pm, with a tombola and silent auction with prizes donated by local businesses.

There is still time to set up your own coffee morning, with information on how to do so available online at www.macmillan.org.uk/make time or by calling 0845 602 1246.

Please let us know about your coffee mornings by emailing eastbourne.herald@trbeckett.co.uk

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