A DRIFFIELD woman is holding a coffee morning to raise funds for a cancer charity, on the 20th anniversary of her mother’s death.
Mrs June Sugden is holding the event at her home at 29 Woldholme Avenue in Driffield on Friday September 28.
The coffee morning will be one of thousands taking place across the UK as part of Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, which raises money to support work to help local people affected by cancer.
For June, the event will be particularly significant, as it will be exactly 20 years since cancer claimed the life of her mum, Mavis Brayshaw, who was just 52.
“Macmillan nurses looked after her for nine months, and they were fantastic,” she said.
“I did a lot of the nursing care myself, and I had a two year old daughter.
Macmillan were not only my mum’s support, but my support as well, and I thought what better way to give something back than to hold a coffee morning for them?”
June’s coffee morning will take place from 10am to 2pm and everyone is welcome to attend.
As well as teas, coffees, cakes and a raffle, greetings cards will also be on sale, with all the proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Last year 51,000 people across the UK signed up to hold a coffee morning for the charity, raising a record £10milliion.
This year, organisers are hoping to raise even more money.
The funds will help Macmillan’s team of professionals, including nurses, GPs, dieticians, social workers and benefits advisors to work to support local people affected by cancer.
Anyone wanting to register to hold a coffee morning for the event can visit www.macmillan/org.uk/coffee, ring the hotline on 0845 6021246,email firstname.lastname@example.org or text COFFEE to 88080.