Worlds Biggest Ever Coffee Morning in Weston-super-Mare
By JCLPhotography | Friday, September 28, 2012, 14:23
Visitors to Puxton Park today thought they were seeing double when twins from all over the region popped in for a good ole' cuppa to help support a World's Biggest Coffee Morning event. For the past 22-years thousands of people across the UK have been staging an event in support of Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning on September 28. During the events people are asked to make a donation to Macmillan to help fund Macmillan nurses, therapists and support line workers who help those affected by cancer.
Fancy a brew anyone ? ©JCLPhotography
Puxton Park got behind the initiative this year for the first time and their event attracted the support many families including the Weston Twins and More group, which caters for children from birth.
All families were asked to make a donation for teas, coffees and cakes on the day and for the Punch and Judy and face painting activities.
Weston Twins and More Founder Marita Bonillo-Farias, said: "I think our families have all been touched by cancer in one way or another and for most it of us it will be the hardest thing we will ever have to deal with.
"Macmillan Cancer Support therefore I feel is one of the most important charities that needs all our support.
"Myself and the families from the Weston Twins & More Group hope to help Macmillan Cancer Support raise more than the event raised in 2011. Thank you Puxton Park for helping to make this event truly special."
Last year more than 50,000 people held their own coffee morning and an estimated 2.5 million people took part raising an incredible £10 million.
It is hoped this year will smash the £10 million target and raise vital funds for McMillian.
Alistair Mead, Puxton Managing Director, said: "We were proud to take part in this worthy cause for the first time and we will look to support it year on year.
"McMillan nurses therapists and support workers do a fantastic job in helping those affected by cancer and we were delighted to offer our support this year.
"We would like to thank all of those people who came along and supported our event."