Coffee raises cash for cancer relief
Staff at the University of St Andrews raised almost £800 last week when they took part in Macmillan Cancer Relief’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’.
A total of 376 staff members from across the University participated, raising a total of £761.89 for the charity with the number of staff involved going towards Macmillan’s final tally from around the UK.
Each year Macmillan aim to beat their record and to achieve that this year they needed about 585,000 people to take part, although it is estimated that a staggering 1.5 million participated this year! It will take about six months before the Guinness Book of Records will approve the attempt.
There was a real sense of community spirit within the departments that took part, and while the serious reason behind the event was never far from people’s minds, it was a thoroughly enjoyable way of getting the staff together for such a worthy cause.
Macmillan Cancer Relief first had the idea for the largest simultaneous coffee morning in 1996, setting the original record.
Helen Gray, the Event Manager for Macmillan Cancer Relief said:
“We are delighted that the University of St Andrews staff took part in this flagship event for us.”
The money raised will help Macmillan Cancer Relief support people living with cancer in the local community. It will also go towards helping provide vital information and counselling centres, specialist Macmillan medical staff, buildings for cancer treatment and care, as well as grants for patients in financial difficulties.
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